Go during the week

by: jstrahota - Apr 5, 2011

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: good snow, decent trails black and above

    Cons: lift lines OMG!, short trails, slow lifts

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2011


Full review

Spent most time in the Silver Creek and on the Soaring Eagle trails.

Silver Creek was decent, but there are no high-speed lifts and it takes forever to get up and no time at all to get down. The beginner trails were packed with people, even on the rainy/windy day, it was like trying to navigate through a Where's Waldo book, and it got worse on weekends.

The Snowshoe area was packed on the Saturday we were there - lines were 30-45 minutes at the two main lifts, which I don't think were detachable/high speed. What a downer standing in line. The green trails between areas were packed and the trails themselves were very skinny. Not enjoyable at all, even for the beginners in our group. After a couple hours trying to get back to the south side of the resort, we ended up staying over on the Soaring Eagle Lift's trails, all "blacks," where the lift was fast and the crowds were less (10-15 minute waits at its longest) and the trails were fast and sparsely populated.

The village was really cool - lots of shopping, eateries/bars and even a Starbucks. I would imagine a Western resort would have that look and feel, and I am sure any non-skiers would have enjoyed that.

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