one large iceball

by: random - Feb 16, 2009

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: terrain variety

    Cons: ice, crowds

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009

Full review

Camelback has a lot of things going for it and against it. While it arguably has the best variety in terrain, with an assortment of everything from bunny slopes to black diamonds that will keep you occupied for more than a weekend getaway, it's not without its faults. For starters, the resort is simply facing the wrong side of the mountain; this causes icy conditions by midday, even on weekdays. Combined with the sheer popularity of Camelback, this makes for a scary ordeal during nighttime skiing. Most trails are groomed daily, maybe a handful will be left with moguls for a change of pace. Their terrain parks are extensive; the gromits may dominate the smaller features' parks, but for anyone wishing to go big, Camelback has it. Just beware, landing hard on a sheet of ice is unforgiving on the knees. Powder aficionados - make your way to Big Boulder, a resort well known for its snow conditions in the midatlantic.