New terrain is nice, Charlie the bartender in Bunyan room is the BOMB
Crowded, lousy lift service. sun never in your face
The new trails are nice over on the South Peak (Watch out for the dropoff on Ripsaw, if the light is flat) but with the size of the crowd, the liftlines are long and it gets scratchy really early. The problem is, the sun comes up on the back side over the camp III quad chair, and it rides the ridge all day. The only place to get sun is sitting at either base lodge looking up the hill. Lots of flat light, so wear clear or lightly-tinted goggles. The food is overpriced and underwhelming, the booze expensive. Plenty of apres ski promotions, though, and with such a big crowd, and lots of young professional people from Boston, a great people-watching experience.