by: Larry Seaman - Dec 27, 2013

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All Mtn. Terrain 1
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Close to home

    Cons: Poor snow conditions due to lack of snowmaking

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

Full review

Been skiing Swain since highschool, back when it was a good area. I've had a pass for the last 35+ years but not this year due to how bad skiing was last season. Lack of snowmaking, poor grooming and trails listed as "open" that had barely sufficient snow on them to ski the run. Late opening during the week and races every weekend which ties up the middle of the resort runs. Like a ghost town during the week, never a lift line and most runs you can have to yourself. Hope they have a better season this year. I'm skiing xc.