by: Justin Howell - 24th September 2009

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced/Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
variety of slopes,
lift lines, ice, normal Mid-Atlantic Conditions

Full review

It's just not fair to compare mid-atlantic resorts to those or New England or the west coast but they make the best of what they've got. Seven springs has some of the best mid-atlantic terrain. As with other Mid-Atlantic resorts the best and worst thing about them is their ease of access. Only being a short drive from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, even DC or Philly, most weekends are packed and you end up in lift lines longer than your on the mountain. Thats the norm anywhere so you can't hold it against them. Expect hard packed, icy conditions and be happy when your there and they get some snow. There is a good variety of trails for all levels. The Polar Bear Express 6 pack by the main lodge is always a disaster so it's best to hit the slopes around it early or late and stay away during the lunch hours. If your a beginner i would recommend learning on the green slopes of the north face of the mountain. The trails running down the front face (wagner and fawn) and super crowded with all levels of riders making it an easy place to get run into or to run into someone. It's definately worth the drive for a long weekend, day, or even just a night session. If you plan to stay any longer than that you should seriously consider hitting some mountains in Vermont. They have much better snow and the terrain is really in comparable.
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