by: gregski - 27th February 2007

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 3Nightlife
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Value

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Camelback was amazing this weekend. The mountain was crowded on Saturday, but because of a small snow storm on Sunday, the mountain thinned out and we had half a day of fresh powder. I have noticed that even when lines are lengthy, the lift operators keep things moving. The two quad chairs get you to the top quickly. I have been teaching my wife to ski and think it is a stellar mountain for beginners and intermediates to learn. A lot of new skiers. Festive atmosphere, and kind staff. The two private lessons my wife received were good, as was the first group class she had. There are two bunny hills, both serviced by two double chairs that keep newbies moving up the hill. Night skiing is great. Whole mountain is lit up and as long as the quads stay rolling it is often the best time to ski. The trails are decent for an advanced skier, but the diamonds are short. If you are an intermediate or a beginner, you will have fun at Camelback. I only take some jumps in the two terrain parks. Looked good compared to the other NE resorts. Food is not so hot, and could be better locker, changing areas. The new bistro they opened in the Glen Lodge has much better food. The buses to and from the parking lots run regularly, and you do not have to wait very long. Rental lines at the resort get long if you arrive after 10AM. The "performance" skis are in much better condition, and are newer, but not worth it if you are brand new to skiing. The Loft, and other shops on the way to the mountain offer rentals as well, that are often cheaper and save you some time. Apres ski there is a fun Tavern nearby with good food, and entertainment on Saturday, Barley's I believe is the name. Not much else nearby.
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