by: Dan - 11th December 2013

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  • 1All-Mtn. Terrain
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  • 5Nightlife
  • 1Terrain Park
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Nice location, chalet, surrounding area, decent vertical drop
snow rarely groomed and icy, way overpriced, junk terrain

Full review

As a resident of the La Crosse area I've been to this place multiple times and have held a season pass for a couple of years. Its the only place really close around here so naturally that's where most people go. To put it straight, this place sucks. The slopes are famous not for being good, but for being the iciest and most neglected in the Midwest. Nothing like falling onto some ice and ending your day in pain. Its rarely groomed. The park is cheap junk barely passable as legit terrain features, and only recently got slightly better due to a few donated quality features and park volunteers. They are reluctant to make snow or put any money into this place and charge way too much for lift tickets. When asked about this they won't give you a clear answer. The only reason the doors are still open is due to hosting the state ski racing meet and the staff knows it. After taking a lot of heat from locals they've been attempting to step their game up but too much of the same old Mt Lax antics still exist. New ownership and/or management is the only thing that will fix this place. Do yourself a favor and take a drive to a real resort. You won't regret it.
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