Snow conditions, versatile trails for all levels
Constant mechanical issues with gondola and other lifts
Visited during Christmas week right after two big snow storms, so plenty of snow. Noticed icy conditions after 2pm, especially on difficult trails - staff reliance on natural snow, perhaps...Some trail rating is not reflective of a trail complexity - I went on Diamonds that were more as Squares, and the opposite was also true. So, it is trials and errors, to a large extent. So trails were closed that force my kids into longer and more complex trails, which I really did not anticipate. There were multiple repeated problems with gondola on several days and it was closed for entire day on Dec.25. The other lift, le tortue, had a mechanical issue on its last run, people were hanging for almost 30 mins...
Overall, a good opportunity for skiing in December, but not without its pitfalls.