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Cataloochee Ski Area Resort Reviews

by: anonymous_user - 5th December 2007

  • 2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

This was our first time snowboarding and we went out on a tuesday after they first opened. Usually we ski on Ski Beach, but figured since through the week, the Cat is open and fairly slow we'd try it out there... After all we never snowboarded before. The ladies at the counter were welcomeing and very much a riot, as well as the boardrental counter. We didn't find as much free advice as we did in Ski Beach, but we also didn't ask for much. Once we started out , there was no real indication of a bunny hill and we just trudged our boards up the hill. The hill itself was alright, unfortunatly most of snow already melted at the bottom so we wiped out in slush. After a little practice we decide to try the slopes. While the lift operators were very supportive, It was great until the end of the day when it got pretty cold. The blowers started at about 6 o'clock, so a thin pile of snow over the frozen ice started to form. It was kind of treacherous for a beginner. Later on the crowd got thicker and we were no longer welcome. Maybe there's another place or time for a beginner?

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