- Overall Rating 2
- Family Friendly 3
- All-Mtn. Terrain 2
- Terrain Park 0
- Nightlife 0
Pros: Uh...Great for beginners becasue the whole place is green slopes?
Cons: Long lift tic line, quads that stop OFTEN, people everywhere...
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Dec 1, 2008
Visited Tuesday, December 30th. More than one person I talked to said it was the busiest they have seen there, so take that for what it's worth. The lift ticket line was awful. I paid online and that line was not as bad, but it still took about a half hour just to get a lift ticket. The line for standard purchases and rentals was well over twice as long. After getting the ticket I was greeted by lift lines that took a minimum of 10 minutes and a max of maybe 20. There was not one time that the quad did not stop at least twice on the way to the top of the hill. How hard is it to get on and off a lift? On the slopes there were gaggles of fools all over the place. Groups of people stopped in the middle of trails that might have only been 30 feet wide. This was all over the mountain. I saw many near collisions - not good. The terrain was either too choppy (too much loose granular) or straight ice. Recent weather surely played a part in that. The trails are boring - Elk is much better even if the lifts are a bit slower.
The one positive about this place is that it must be great for beginners, as over half the mountain is dreadfully slow. Any of the black or blue runs last only 1/3 to 1/2 of the mountain, all running into drawn out green runs to the bottom. Unlike some places, you can go to the top and find multiple all green runs to the bottom. Beginners paradise. Not sorry I went, but I won't be driving 2+ hours to Camelback again anytime soon. Oh yeah - the shuttle bus driver was friendly, as were the other employees I ran into.