I have skied at Alpental for about 45 years. During the last 10 or more years the place has gone from overall funky to poor, to bad, to excrable. I am getting older I'll admit, but. On the express lift the runs are rarely groomed so the the bumps become enormous. The alternative - when not skiing on top - is the #3 lift but it runs only half the time. The lift attendants are inattentive, sometimes causing skiers to get hit by the chairs. The food is awful and the service is about as bad. Why go there you ask? I rarely do go there any more even though its about one closer than really good ski areas. Grumpy!