Searchmont not changing for the best

by: deborrnot - Jan 7, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: great hill, smaller lines, reasonable price

    Cons: management not organized or dependable, competition teams get too much preference

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010

Full review

I notice the other reviews are out of date. Of late Searchmont has has experienced equipment failures on a pretty consistent basis. Pass holders find out about these things after they get to the hill. Only 2/3 of the runs are in use at the moment due to ????'s not always explained.

There seems to be too much consideration given to the various competitive teams. Their race courses at times cut across runs they aren't even using. This is a great hill...that is hurting because the people in charge seem to have priorities that are NOT in tune with the average skier.

After more than 10 yrs. as a regular pass holder I find myself skiing there less regularly and going into Michigan or Quebec.