Change NOT for the better

by: k Koley - Jan 6, 2014

  • Overall Rating 1
  • Family Friendly 1
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 2
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: none

    Cons: A Lot

    Recommended For: Empty Nesters


Full review

Visited here with my kids after moving away for a few years. This is NOT the same alpine valley that many are use to. The Transfer of ownership seems to have brought in more bad then good. yes, they may have invested 2.5 mil but there are a lot of things they have changed that are not for the better. The price of food, drinks and the cost of a ticket, bringing a family here is very hard on the wallet. They had 2 lifts not open, and there were tables in the bar without chairs, people were moving chairs from around the bar to the tables, not leaving chairs at the bar.. seems a bit strange. Kids said the hills were very slow. Also, they took off the safety bars on the lifts. There were only 2 racks to put skis/snowboards and there were a mess of them on the ground on the entrance way into the lodge. It was trying to walk around a mine field. (not wanting to step on anyone's equipment) had a few over priced drinks in the bar, and waited over 30 min just to pay a tab. Saw customers actually walking out without a drink after waiting to long.

It seems that they have forgotten the "hometown" feeling that Alpine use to have... And it will be this that ends up bringing them back down. I grew up out here and many friends still try to go there with family, but it seems that it won't be the case for a lot of them.

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