Alpine Valley

by: nicholas1974 - Nov 20, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Close to home

    Cons: Not challenging

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2008

Full review

I went here with friends after not skiing over the last 25 years, and then went several times while relearning to ski.

As a place to learn, it is fine. The runs are short, not steep, and it's rarely too crowded.

However, there is a steep learning curve for newbies - once the bunny hill is mastered, you have to take a tow rope up a very steep hill (relatively speaking), and then have to make your way down the hill to one of two lifts. It can be intimidating for brand new skiers / riders. Besides that, it is actually a good place to learn the very basics.

The bad thing, besides the tow rope to get up and over the central hill, is that it seems like the hill is never fully open. They have terrain features and trails that have a little variety, but unfortunately are usually closed.