- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 4
- Nightlife 2
Pros: Interesting slopes, not crowded, 'off trail' opportunities, great place to be!
Cons: No high speed lift, but if that keeps the crowds away, I'm happy
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009
We drove into town Feb 29th - it was snowing which really got us in the mood for skiing. We hit the slopes the following morning (Saturday, March 1st) and it was great. In the morning there were no lift lines to speak of. We waited no more than 60 seconds to get on a lift up until almost lunch time. The snow was excellent and the trails are exciting. Our only ski experiences prior to Elk have been at Roundtop. Roundtop is fine but the Elk experience is much more fun. The night skiing was not the best because there are only a few slopes open, but who cares - the day skiing was great! The lodge is OK, nothing special. The food, while not spectacular, was reasonably priced. The ski shop prices were fair - I bought the wife a pair of Oakley goggles for 39 bucks. We stayed at the Wiffy Bog and highly recommend staying there. Accommodations were very comfortable and the breakfast was great. Do you self a favor and check out Elk Mountain and the Wiffy Bog!