Good for us locals

by: jamin1968 - Jan 19, 2011

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

    Pros: Close, short lines, cheap season passes

    Cons: Small, small, small and too small

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2011

Full review

Hogadon is a great place for us Casper locals. It's an easy drive from town and has a few good runs. It's upside down so the lodge is at the summit and everything funnels north into the Yellow lift. Everything is a bit dated and there's no booze at the lodge.

Hogadon suffers from being small - about 90 acres and some 600 vertical feet (afterall, this is Wyoming and the Rockies). Also besides being at around 8,300 feet at the summit of Casper Mountain, it really doesn't get the big snows (lots of man-made snow) and the red lift doesn't seem to be open very much. Dreadnaught tends to be a bit icy, but there are some good challenges on the other runs like Lost Trail and Wild Turkey.

All in all, Hogadon is great if you live here, but don't expect too much if you travel here and you won't be disappointed. Ski it and enjoy the rest of what Casper offers.