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Swain Resort is the oldest continuously operated ski area in New York, having been operated for 64 years. Swain prides itself on providing families with a great skiing and snowboarding experience at affordable rates in a friendly and safe environment. The resort offer 100 acres of skiable terrain on 30 trails with 97% snowmaking capabilities. In addition to downhill skiing and snowboarding, the resort offers snow tubing and has a quality terrain park.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 11/24/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/06/2013
Projected Days Open: 110
Days Open Last Year: 103
Years Open: 66
Average Snowfall: 130"
Pros: The bar isnt bad
Cons: Icy conditions, Narrow trails that arenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt fully covered, unfriendly management, no satisfaction guarantee policy.
Pros: Great learning terrain, family friendly, tree skiing, lots of steep sections
Pros: Friedndly staffssss
Cons: Hotels nearby
I went to Swain a little hesitant...small town, small area, old lifts. All that didn't matter when I started skiing. The mountain was prestine. The mountain crew worked hard to make the... [! full_review
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