- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 5
Pros: Terrain lodging nightlife chairlifts almost everything
Cons: windy, too many moguls
Recommended For: Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Feb 1, 2011
WOW Great ski area good food great terrain. One problem is though is that there is too many moguls almost every black has moguls and some blues. It can get very windy too then they close down Slide Brook Basin and other lifts. Now for the pros. This place reminded me of the rockies It is comparable to Solitude, Deer Valley, and even Alta! Good mogul runs off the castlerock chair(but thats all there is off that chair is moguls. One run I'd reccomend is Organgrinder off the Heaven's Gate lift sometimes it doesn't have moguls so its a nice steep long black.
Beginners don't have many options there are two beginner areas though so if you go one day it shouldn't be an issue. Intermediates should go to the Summit lift for Rim run wow thats a great run or sleeper off the gatehouse lift Super Bravo also has a vast variety of blues. Advanced skiers will love it here but you'll have to put up with moguls. Lower F.I.S is a great run but it may require walking at the end. There are great glade runs here to all over the mountain. Experts will like it here too. The Castlerock lift has almost all black/doubleblack runs off of it like Rumble and Liftline are too very challenging doubles and there are two good double diamonds off the summit lift. There is a ton of lodging here there is a hotels slopeside there is the Sugar lodge, White Horse inn, Golden Lion inn Pitcher inn, there are some lodges by Mad River Glen too.
One more thing don't trust mapquest unless you want to go on some back road that is hardly ever plowed you should take that road if it is clear and sunny but anything other than that I would highly reccomend going through Montepelier. There are also some big name hotels in Montepelier too but I'm not sure.