Good Resort If It's Cold and Snowy

by: CarefulCritic - Jan 11, 2009

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

    Pros: Close to Virginia, Resort Located on Mountaintop

    Cons: Bad if weather warm and/or rainy

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009

Full review

Went here for New Year's. The previous week was warm and rainy and all the legendary feet of snow they had was completely gone. However, there was a blizzard on the second day that was fun to ski in and after that the snow was pretty good. This mountain has enough to keep you busy for a few days although advanced skiers and riders will get bored with the few black diamonds and the fact that the black diamonds are usually in the worst condition because the steepness causes the powder to fall off leaving ice exposed. The blue squares are usually in the best condition.

The night skiing is good- they have great lighting and snowmaking that makes it a bright, enjoyable experience. However, the close the blacks at night so we never got to try the blacks on the mountain that's open at night.

The mountaintop location of the entire resort is very cool. You can ski walk to the top of the slopes from where you stay.