Fun place

by: thesnowboarder - Mar 10, 2011

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: terrain, grooming, beginner terrain, conditions

    Cons: Far from home, flatness after good glades, slow lift

    Recommended For: Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2011

Full review

I like this mountain because it has cheap tickets off of liftopia, the terrain can interest me for awhile, it doesn't over groom everything, it has a good beginner area that keeps my dad interested, and conditions are pretty consistent around the mountain- "racing" conditions on Willoughby way, packed powder on Dipper and some pretty sweet stuff in the glades. On most of the glades there's a flat runout to go through and getting from there to the lift can be pretty troublesome. The lift to the summit is long and can be terrible on a cold windy day. Go here midweek and after the race team leaves you're pretty much the only one there. If the snow is there, this can be great for the experts, but if it's not, then there's really not much to do because of limited snowmaking, but with a year like this that's a good thing. It doesn't cater to any single type of skier, and that's why I like it.