- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 1
Pros: Geared towards families
Cons: nightlife, managers, lack of change throughout season
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2011
First off this is a review for both resorts because i feel while they are different hills they should be considered one resort.
bmbw is a very family friendly place. They seem to gear all of their marketing to target families. On a peak winter weekend there is nothing but families and considering the price for lift tickets, rental and food its no wonder why they chose to be geared towards them. All the employees seem to be happy and helpful most of the time and who wouldn't when you are working for a place that offers what they love to do and you can see that passion in most of them. I have a hard time agreeing on that with the higher up employees, such as the managers. I am there a lot and have passed them numerous occasions and i just do not feel like they enjoy what they do. I am not saying all the managers just some maybe need to take a break and go ski instead of walking around like they hate the world.
The downhill terrain is about as good as it gets in this state and you won't find runs any steeper without going out of state. If you get there before the crowds do you'll enjoy some nice relaxing runs especially at bostonmills where there seem to be hidden treasures like jumps and things that keep me occupied. Mills is the place to be when it snows. to the right of croyle is fun when there is snow. Favorites include north bowl(mogul side) and croyle. At brandywine it doesnt get as tracked up because they open at three thirty so you can always get some good runs in after school or work. favorite runs are downdraft, champagne, and grizzly. Also, if you come to wine when its busy stay away from the outer limits chair. Unless you like waiting in line for 20 plus minutes.
I really do love the terrain park at brandywine. They pay special attention to sculpting and always have their features looking nice. this year they added a lot of new rails which i was very pleased with. The problem i have with it is the fact that you wait half the season till its up. Waited till the lat couple of days of January to be able to hit the entire park. then it never changed. I got other resort owned by peak(mad river, mount snow) and they changed things around, rebuild and reset features quite often. I would just personally like to see different features throughout the season. as for mills park. you can take a guess by the other reviews.
As for nightlife, there is not really much. Fisher's and winking lizard are close by, but that is it. The bars a both resorts are decent. they get pretty exciting during special events like the big air and late nights. Other than that, if money is not an issue i would hit up the bars. If it is i would wast 13 on a pitcher of bud light.
Overall good and it has progressed a lot over the years, some good and some bad, but it still needs to continued getting better to be the best in ohio.