Minimal crowds, great evening rates, spectacular grooming
Shorter run lengths and vertical
Every review is relative and needs to be taken in the reviewer's context. This review is written by an intermediate level snowboarder from the Cleveland/Akron, OH area. I don't spend much time in the lodge, locker room, or any of the other amenties so all I'm really concerned about is the slopes themselves.
Peak n' Peak has a pretty good mix of runs and given the size of the mountain, manages to offer enough speed and excitement for fairly competent skiers and riders. Snow coverage and grooming are always excellent, even early in the season. I've only been to Peak n' Peak for evening sessions and the slopes are always nicely packed, groomed, and free of bumps and ruts. Despite not having a lot of vertical, they offer good variety in their runs and their park offerings are outstanding.
Less than $35 for a night session is a steal given that the entire mountain is well lit and open until 10. Probably the best part of the resort is how small the crowds are. I've never waited more than 5 minutes in a lift line and although they don't have a high speed lift, the short lines make up for the lack of an express chair.
Are there bigger and more challenging resorts in the region, absolutely. But, I've never been disappointed with a trip to Peak n' Peak. I always feel like I got my money's worth with the amount of runs you get to take in a session due to the small crowds and reasonably fast terrain. It's not surprising to be able to hit upwards of 30 runs in an 6 hour evening session. Parking is directly across from the lifts so it's show up, get dressed, and get out on the snow. Size isn't everything and Peak n' Peak shines in areas where other nearby resorts fall short.