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Reviews for Jiminy Peak
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For a smallish mountain, it has a big mountain feel. If all terrain and lifts are open, you will have a great ski day. If the left side upper lifts are closed, the lines will be a problem. I skied with my three teens that are used to bigger mountains and they were impressed. Some really nice runs for advanced skiers, like Jericho. Downside is parking. They have a valet service that takes up the upper lots. It’s a long walk from the lower lots!. The lessons and programs for young kids are very good, according to some fellow lift riders. Oh, yes, the big lift is a six seat chair! Friendly resort.... Full Review
Rental shop is amazing. Nicest workers I’ve met... Full Review
Great runs, family friendly best mountain around.... Full Review
This is a great place to come especially if you are learning how to ski or if you are right above that level. There are several trails that are great for learning.... Full Review
I've skied at Jiminy a lot over the past 20 years or so and they usually do a pretty good job. I went there this past week and considering the weather, the snow was okay. The food on the other hand - they have changed there menu, which I thought would be a nice change. I ordered a chicken parm (new menu item) and it was REALLY poor. It a couple chicken fingers, on a white bread roll, a little marina sauce and un-melted cheese. All this for only $14.00. If you go, bring your own food. ... Full Review
The resort is obviously NOT adhering to covid/mass laws regarding maximum guests. The lots are full and plates are from most of the surrounding states. Guess Baker has no respect from this resort. Putting their pockets above personell safety. Good luck... Full Review
This is our local weekend mountain and our favorite of the smaller mountains within 3 hours of NYC. Less hectic than Hunter with a good variety of terrain. Very family oriented so if you have small kids that are learning to ski this is a great place to spend a weekend (or if you're a novice adult this mountain is a great place to learn and improve). Have had friends rent gear with no complaints.
Only downside is the high-speed chair sometimes gets super busy, if you stick to the side chairs you can have quicker runs and alternate between either side of the mountain. Many of the blue/blacks we've found to be icy, but the straight blues have been a dream and there's enough blacks/double blacks to keep it interesting for more advanced skiers. Wouldn't recommend for a weekend if you're only looking for difficult terrain, you will get bored quickly.
If you're out for the day with your less experienced friends/fam, you can do multiple routes down the mountain with lots of spots to meet up so everyone gets a good run in.
Lunch time gets busy, especially with current COVID measures in place so would recommend stopping to eat early or waiting until later. Holiday weekends get pretty packed as well but they've done a good job limiting the number of people on the mountain and it's been a good experience this year. Parking is easy with multiple overflow lots and very quick shuttles running constantly.... Full Review
Unsafe to be on the mountain. The lifts were overcrowded (waited for 42min to load), the crowd was rowdy, cutting the line left and right, standing/crossing over your skies. There was NO staff to take control of the anarchy. NO SNOW PATROLS. I got hit by a snowboarder (from the back in a full speed), sustained an injury from that fall (cracked of a thumb on the right hand). I am an intermediate skier. I ended the skiing since I did not feel safe for me or for my daughter on this mountain. ... Full Review
Great fun mountain with a nice variety of terrain.... Full Review
While a chairlift was down. There seemed to be a confusion on the radios. The mechanic kept getting cut off by patrollers when trying to communicate with a mechanic at the top of the mountain. One would think the mechanic should have priority when a lift was down. Don't patrollers have a different radio. ... Full Review
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