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by: Mahala Shackelbolt - 12th February 2017

  • 3
  • 5Beginner
  • 3Intermediate
  • 1Expert
  • 1All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
The staff is quite lovely, and their
Has a sewer odor in some areas, brand stickers on chairlifts, has but two of eithr chairlifts operating, as well as icy runs

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As many young and aging citizens will agree, Buena Vista is a beautiful venue. The staff is lovely and the "terrain park", as some may call it, is exceptional. But, there are some aspects as well as difficulties one cannot simply overlook without certain disappointment. These troublesome views include those such as: a particularly nasty odor in select areas, a number of unprofessional stickers on the chairlifts, a thin layer of ice on the runs that makes your skis rattle such as the ferocious wind disturbs the waves, and the fact still quite sadly remains that two of their three total chairlifts remain of service. Quite a few variations of positive things still cling tight to this long lasting site. The café inside the chalet of the premises is somewhat pricey for a ski resort of such a location, but serves food that will delight ones taste buds after a day in the frigid grasp of the outdoors. A fire is delightfully available for the use of drying a pair of gloves that are thoroughly soaked through with the remains of melted snow, and a quaint little hill is provided for the little ones who have yet to learn the wondrous joys of skiing down the steeper inclines of the Continental Divide (yet none of these runs are suitable for experts such as myself). Overall, I would recommend one to visit the entertaining, warm atmosphere of the resort they call Buena Vista.

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