- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 3
- All-Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 2
Pros: Great long runs...
Cons: Most staff is older and many didnt seem to thrilled to be there.
Recommended For: Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009
This is not my first time to Devils Head Resort, but it is the first time I have gone during the week.
You can avoid the crowds during the week for sure, but if you want to get a meal after the runs close (10pm) you are going to need quarters. The same time the runs close, so does the kitchen - MISTAKE!!! At least have a limited menu until 10:30pm or room service, SOMTHING. No fun driving an hour just to get the closest burger.
Devils Head is still my favorite hill close to home (Chicago). The runs are kept in great condition and the atmosphere is very nice. Meet a lot of great people on the slopes. Only one downside... The Staff. A majority of the staff seems to be older, and not as friendly as other resorts (Chestnut has the friendliest staff). We had a few run ins with rude staff... The nicest staff were all young adults.
The last staff encounter we had at Devils Head before leaving was at Equipment Returns. The "RUDE - Older" guy there says "You better find that yellow paper or you have a problem". He must be joking right... We tell him, "How about the photo ID you photo copied?". "NOPE, you need that slip of paper". So we gave him our Photo ID, he finally took the time to look it up and we were out-of-there. Not the best taste left in our mouths, but the people dont make or break the mountain for us. It's all about the slopes!
FYI: Rating system here needs to have a Staff rating.