by: jbclimbs - 20th March 2008

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced/Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

I've been skiing Mt. Cranmore on and off since the 60's. Of all the Mountains in the area I find this one, despite it's relatively small vertical drop, has a lot to offer the advanced and intermediate skier. It also is a great family mountain with a fair amount of easy skiing and good package prices. If your a new skier be aware, there is a vast difference between the green slopes and the Blue, but not a large difference between the blues and the blacks and there are more blues than any other. most of the blues are more upper intermediate then upper advanced beginner. I am an expert skier and find Cranmore quite challenging with many steep runs from the summit to the base. There is only one green from the summit and it has a couple of narrow steeps in it that will challenge a beginner skier. Their green slope is pretty and wide and long enough to give you a good feeling of accomplishment. The green trails from the top of the double chair (Only half way chair) are great for those just new to skiing. Though I'm not a border, their 3 separate terrain parks (easy, intermediate, expert) look like people were having a lot of fun. I miss the nostalgia of the old skimobile but the friendly staff and cozy deck chairs on a sunny day make up for the loss of an Icon. Over all a great mountain for serious skiers close to town with all you need to have a fantastic day on the slopes. Don't forget to have lunch on the deck of the old log cabin at the summit, perfect on a sunny afternoon just to soak up the scenery and the sun.
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