I am not sure why anyone would call the quad slow at Beech. Its fast. Thats why its called a highspeed quad. Although the chair detaches for easy loading and unloading it is very low to the ground and hard to get out of. I have never been there when it was cold enough for the fan guns but snowmakeing during skiing hours is always going to be a part of NC skiing(except for app). Were just lucky they dont have any super wizards. Those things can glow your goggles right off your face! I for one had a rip roarin time!