by: cane700 - 3rd February 2012

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Nightlife
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Value
High Speed Chairs, Decent vert for the area, FAST LIFTS, Something for everybody
Food quality needs improvement

Full review

Been riding here for years. The hill is well managed and the resort makes improvements almost every year. They now have 3 high speed lifts which lets you get lots of runs in. A few years back they opened a new run for the green/blue side of the hill. There are runs for every skill level and the park is generally good but not netted off to keep people who are cruising out. Nothing against cruisers ( i do it) but many people don't realize they entered a terrain park and interfere with those actually using the jumps and rails. Luckily the hits are spaced out enough at Alpine that its not a major problem. Alpine has accommocations for those that want to make a weekend out of it. Food is not very good. I recommend packing a lunch. The hill is north facing so the snow will generally stay good as long as there are not too many wild temperature swings. They make snow regularly and they groom in the morning and at 5 or 6pm pm. The staff is generally helpful and they have free ski valet service. Beginners will find this a good place to learn. They replaced the rope tow on the bunny slope with a magic carpet which is much better for beginners. I learned to ride here and I taught several people to ride here. There is enough variety to progress your abilities. Intermediate riders have some fun blue runs on both sides of the hill. ONe faster one with nice rollers. Advanced riders have 4 steeper runs in the middle of the hill of varying steepness and features. A couple feauture fast rolling terrain and the other two are fairly fast steep runs. When there is enough snow one of the blacks will have moguls (haven't seen that in a while though). This is the biggest resort within 2 hours drive from Chicago. Its a good place to go to get your fix
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