by: seaotters31 - 24th February 2007

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  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

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I have read through the reviews on the NC resorts and I keep seeing a coman thread which is that it is crowded on the weekends. NO KIDDING! I guess I'm just lucky that I have to work weekends and can only ski during the week. I have skied at Cataloochee for about 5 years and the staff have always been considerate and helpful. I have gone twice during busy times because it was the only time my wife could get away and watched all the families ski for the first time and have a misserable time. The kids dont want to ski and the husband and wife are arguing because the resort is over crowded and the staff dont know what they are doing supposidly. If you plan on skiing for your first time please go during a slow time like during the week. You will have a much better experience. The only bad thing I can say about cataloochee is that the lift operators are not consistant with buffering the omigosh lift and I have had a few welts on the back of my leg. So if you are going to ski in NC on the weekends then accept that it is going to be busy and have fun or ski during the week. One last piece of advise is dont wear sweat pants as ski pants, spend a few dollars and either rent or by ski pants. Always ski in control
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