- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 3
Pros: Short lines, inexpensive, easy to get to
Cons: Not really any
Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2011
This is a great all-around ski area. Some will say it's not challenging, but who cares? The runs are smooth, there's plenty of places to play in the trees, there are some moguls to play on and the snow is great, especially this year. In fact, they're getting big snows right now.
Sure, you'll find the Carhart and jeans crowd at times, but they usually stay on the front side. There can be a lot of kids too, but many of them ski better than their parents. The Dakota run has some nice moguls and there's a great jump on the curve toward the bottom of Seminole. Not sure of the terrain park, haven't used it, but it looks like it's well used.
The lodge is large, with full menu and a good selection of area micro-brews. The food is about the only thing somewhat pricey here, even a quick wax and tune is cheaper here than home.
It's not a huge resort by Rocky Mountain standards, but it has plenty of variety. Think Eldora and you can picture Snowy Range. Also, the nearby town of Centennial - check out the Beartree Tavern and Cafe ... great food!