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Reviews for Swain

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Swain 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 Swain 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 Swain review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Swain vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

  • 3.1

A ski resort's overall star rating displayed here is not calculated based on a simple average but takes several factors, including the age of a review, into account.

  • Beginner
  • 3.6
  • Intermediate
  • 3.2
  • Expert
  • 2.3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2.6
  • Family Friendly
  • 3.7
  • Aprés Ski'
  • 1.9
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.3
  • Overall Value
  • 3.9

14 Total Reviews:

  • 5 Star Reviews (7)
  • 50
  • 4 Star Reviews (2)
  • 14
  • 3 Star Reviews (1)
  • 7
  • 2 Star Reviews (4)
  • 28
  • 1 Star Reviews (0)
  • 0

I started boarding here, used to enjoy it, and love that it's close to home except Everytime I went over the last...

Displaying 7 - 12 of 14 Resort Reviews

  • Jay (30th January 2009)

    I will never forget skiing at Swain as long as I live. That is where I learned to ski when I was...

  • Newsnow (8th January 2009)

    We visited Swain (12/27/08) on the way to Niagara Falls, originally we wasn't sure if this is the right place for my...

  • anonymous_user (27th March 2008)

    I went to Swain a little hesitant...small town, small area, old lifts. All that didn't matter when I started skiing. The mountain...

  • anonymous_user (12th February 2008)

    this place has so many lifts there are never any liftlines even on weekends. the lifts are a little slow. the grooming...

  • anonymous_user (12th July 2007)

    Swain is ready to make a tremendous comeback with new investors looking at several new options to add to this resort area....

  • anonymous_user (7th April 2007)

    Not too bad. Really outdated and slow lifts. Snow quality was a little variable. I dont believe their claim on the vertical....

Displaying 7 - 12 of 14 Resort Reviews


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