Swiss Valley Resort Reviews

Reviews for Swiss Valley

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Swiss Valley that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Swiss Valley stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Swiss Valley review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience.

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Jodi B
Great place for newer skiers- like the fact there is a bowl where you meet everyone in the valley- and can arrange times to meet and keep skiing at your own pace! lift operators are amazing and funny... Full Review
Close to home and easy for a o...
Long lines for skis/ boots
6 months ago
Sue Wiseman
Nice area for learn to ski clean and friendly staff... Full Review
Family friendly great place to...
Conditions are based on Midwes...
9 months ago
Tony M.
The staff is friendly and works hard. They care for the old ski place, but it feels like the ownership doesn't. The equipment looks and feels old. The buildings are honestly in disrepair and ugly in the daylight. The lodge is straight out of the 70s and not very clean or attractive, the food is meh and the drinks are watered down. There is a tremendous amount of potential here, if the ownership would just step out of 1974. Zero summer activities, which is just a shame because this is the perfect place to have a summertime activities destination. Too bad.... Full Review
Owner refuses to modernize
3 years ago
Jim A
The Good: Very close to where I live, they have 2 for 1 deals on Saturday and lift plus rental deals on Sunday. Nice to go boarding/skiing after work for a few hours but not much beyond that. The ski shop has a good selection for such a small resort and the shop does good work. Lounge is nice and had good service better than some larger resorts. The Bad: This is not a destination resort it's small the runs are short and on weekend there are lots of beginners on the hill, and the lifts stop a lot, at the end of the night I've walked up the hill as it's faster waiting on the lift. The weather has not been kind to Swiss last few years.... Full Review
Close t0 Indiana
Small short runs
4 years ago
Closest place to get to from my location, north Central indiana. The place i learned to ski 20+ years ago, and then advance my snowboarding skills too. Been there dozens of times. However as a more advanced snowboarder with limited time each year to make it to a place to ride, very unlikely to go again , would rather drive 4 hours more for endless runs and 3+ times the run length. But still great memories at Swiss , and always good for the kids and learners!... Full Review
Easy place to learn at
Not much to offer for advanced...
5 years ago
Cody Scherer
Visited Swiss Valley for the first time this past weekend. Disappointed at best. Beautiful day, sunny around 30 so we were expecting a bit of a crowd, but surprisingly not bad. We found out why. The runs were icy and not well groomed. The lift stops after loading every other person, these people could not figure out a lift chair but could ski just fine. Crowd seemed to consist of predominantly stuck up skiers. Would not recommend for snowboarders. The restaurant staff was rude and demanding. Most runs would be considered beginner level if not lower. The only steep thing about Swiss Valley is the price, $40. The longest run is 240 feet. Save your money, go to Bittersweet or Timber Ridge for the same price. ... Full Review
Great for kids and families
Small hills, Frequent lift sto...
7 years ago
I have a special place in my heart for SV, as it's where I learned to ski as an adult. It is not especially challenging, but it's easy to get out on the hill, and small enough I can let my preteen ski on her own. It suffers from the Midwestern short runs long lines problem, but there's enough room and terrain to work on technique. Colorado, it is not, but it's close and friendly. No one is going to make you feel like a doofus when you fall down. They tend to open late, which is a bummer. ... Full Review
Close, affordable and good for...
Small with limited terrain
7 years ago
not bad for a small resort... Full Review
nice staff. good people
too small and the park is terr...
8 years ago
John Malone
Just a great ski resort! Love the lodge, staff... Great time!... Full Review
9 years ago
Really, this place is for beginners only. I would only recommend it for people who have not skied at all, or need to refresh or maybe those who just can't get out of the area. It's the worst place I've been to as far as facilities and terrain; and that's comparing to other poor places like raging buffalo, wilmot mountain, and Alpine Valley Wisconsin. ... Full Review
Friendly. Fairly Cheap. Close ...
No vertical at all. Weird layo...
11 years ago
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