Up and Coming

by: - Dec 14, 2008

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: New Park Manager, Revamped Staff

    Cons: Self-Righteous Owner, EXPENSIVE

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2008

Full review

Hidden Valley receives business due to its proximity to both Manitowoc, Green Bay, and Sheboygan, however they charge day passes like their Granite Peak's Teenage Brother, lets be honest 4 runs for 29 dollars?? At least have that 29 dollars be for the entire day and night, not separate tickets. The best thing Hidden Valley has going for it is its Terrain Park which Finally has some competence and passion going into it with the new park manager and his knowledgeable builders, their integrating new jibs, logs (shoddy but getting there), a short box but still decent, and some kickers with a good lip for huckin meat. The terrain park is the main attraction and ultimately the moneymaker for Hidden Valley, and hopefully they'll realize its in their best interest to A. Have a constant Rope Tow operator, not at random and inopportune times and B. use the space they have up there to add in some truly progressive stuff and make a name for itself as a park worth the insane lift ticket prices. Still in High School, i hear so many potential customers talking about going there but are put off by the prices, not able to enjoy the freedom and tranquility shredding offers due to the financial incompetence of the owner just trying to make a buck instead of focusing on the enterprise he could be establishing if he opened his eyes and listened to his customers instead of following his own agenda. Not to say what he's done isn't great for the area, reopening Hidden Valley has re-ignited a flame in the North East Wisconsin ski and snowboard population. The new and remaining staff are for the most part friendly and the lift operators are engaging and upbeat, down for a chat anytime. Hidden Valley is a great place for people not looking for a 3 hour ride to true hill, its true appeal comes from the "anyone,anytime, anyday" feel that it has to it and hopefully it stays in business so people continue to have a place to go to for an easy afternoon. I can't say enough for the new park guys, while they don't have the materials to make it a top notch park in the least, they're showing true dedication and innovation for the future.