Skiing in December

by: instyleLive - Dec 26, 2013

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: Snow conditions, versatile trails for all levels

    Cons: Constant mechanical issues with gondola and other lifts

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

Full review

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.