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by: Matthijs - 18th March 2017

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Lift not very suitable for snowboarders; poorly maintained trails; lift tickets suddenly $10 more expensive

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Lousiest snowboard experience in New England by far. Website advertises late season rate, $25 for an adult day ticket. However, when we arrived at the mountain it turned out to be $35 per ticket. Had we known that, we would have gone to a different resort. The staff selling the tickets was borderline rude and clearly did not want to be there. This is not a snowboard friendly resort. To exit the only chairlift one needs to go down a very steep and high sloop to get onto the trail. Area in front of the lift was not groomed or not maintained during the day. So, there were many bumps that launched you in the air. Not suitable for a (beginning) snowboarder. Also, a sign at the lodge stated that 96% of the trails were open. That was simply not true At least 4 of the major trails were closed. Others had twigs coming through the snow, not a few here and there, but everywhere. Finally, the conditions of the slopes were miserable. I estimate that 60-70 % of open trails were not groomed and they were a mess. I can imagine that you want to preserve most of the "fresh" powder, but if a trail is completely worn down the skiers/snowboarders, it does not make sense NOT to groomed it. Conclusion: either close the mountain or keep it open, but put in some effort. This was amateur hour. Would not recommend this mountain to anyone.

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 7 Resort Reviews

  • Matthijs (18th March 2017)

    Lousiest snowboard experience in New England by far. Website advertises late season rate, $25 for an adult day ticket. However, when we...

  • Dolly (25th February 2017)

    Looks like they only made snow on one trail. You need to spend $$$ to make $$$. Lift looked tired and old....

  • Roger (11th February 2017)

    Looks cute from highway........ but not enough trails open....... dirty lodge....... tired base area....... not enough snowmaking......... could be great with more...

  • Arthur (10th February 2017)

    Place has incredible potential. Could be best place around. But the day we went they didn't have any greens trails open from...

  • David Cook (4th February 2017)

    Great exposure from interstate......... but looks tired........ needs a face lift! Empty signs on roof......... Seems very disorganized......... not enough trails open............

  • Alana (17th September 2014)

    My dad and I visited on a whim on our way back from Montreal, coming out of Vermont. Whaleback is itty-bitty but...

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