The NEW West Mountain

by: The Ski Traveler - Dec 15, 2008

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: New owner, new lodge & restaurant, 6 new trails and more snow making

    Cons: none

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2008

Full review

I have been a ski patroller at West Mt. for 20 years and I've seen many changes. But, this ski season the changes made at West are nothing short of extraordinary. The base lodge has been remodeled and expanded. A new restaurant with a high beamed ceiling, wine bar and expanded outside deck,will be open all year. Six new trails have been cut and more snow making has been added. Rumor has it that next year, the chairlifts will be upgraded. The new owner and former Mountain Manger Mike Barbone has spearheaded an aggressive makeover. His enthusiasm carries over to all his employees. This is a mountain that knows who they are. It is geared for families. The lift ticket prices are affordable, it offers night skiing and has always been a great asset to the Glens Falls community. If your in the Glens Falls area, check it out. It's a small mountain with a big heart.