- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 4
- All-Mtn. Terrain 3
- Terrain Park 2
- Nightlife 1
Date Visited: Jan 30, 2007
Just returned from Winterplace. The snow was in great condition. We arrived during a snowfall and left during a snowfall. The resort itself is fun, especially for beginner and intermediate skiers. You will find many church groups and Scout groups on the slope. These groups bring many beginners, so the people who are littering the snow tend to be quite numerable but also quite pleasant.
Advanced skiers will find little to challange or entertain. The black slopes are short, but there are a couple of longer blue slopes. You can choose between a long blue slope with gentle grade or a more challenging blue slope that is a short ride. For folks who ski primarily green or blue, there are a couple of nice lengthy runs that you can enjoy. Unfortunately, to get to the top of the mountain, you must use two lifts. Take a lift to the midway point, ski a short slope to the next lift, then you arrive at the top. During the busiest times of the day, I chose to ski just the top half of the mountain where there were smaller crowds and shorter lines.
This has been a very difficult year for all of the East Coast, and the shortage of staff was evident in the lift lines. The lines tended to be unmonitored, so the lines moved poorly. Eastern ski lodges, especially in the south are fairly utilitarian, and this one is no exception. You have little desire to go and hangout. Just go get your overpriced food, eat, then return to the slopes.
Overall, this was my first trip to Winterplace, and I enjoyed it. I would probably go again.