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by: Sam - 14th September 2018

  • 3
  • 5Beginner
  • 2Intermediate
  • 1Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
Family Friendly
It's small

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West Mountain is a lot of things. It's great beginners mountain to learn to ski or ride, most if not all trails are usable at night, great snow-making on most if not all trails. It is also very small, the facilities are bare bones, and the terrain doesn't change all that much or is all that challenging. There are improvements being made with the new management, especially replacing that awful double chair to the summit. It is heading in the right direction. Just avoid it during the holiday periods and either go further north to Gore/Iceface, Vermont to the bigger mountains, or south to some of the resorts in the Catskills. The mountain cannot handle large crowds in its current configuration. However, at night on a non-holiday weeknight, its a locals paradise. If the triple chair by the other parking lot gets replaced as planned, maybe the mountain can be a nice hole in the wall 1 hour from Albany every day during the season. Until then, its a good place to get the fix while waiting for the weekend or for a family looking to not spend as much compared to other places in the area.

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 29 Resort Reviews

  • Kevin (25th February 2019)

    West is one of those rare gems that need to be preserved. It’s the local mountain that gives great value and offers...

  • Sam (14th September 2018)

    West Mountain is a lot of things. It's great beginners mountain to learn to ski or ride, most if not all trails...

  • Bill D. (24th February 2016)

    With totally new ownership and management taking over 2 years ago, the positive signs are eveeywhere. New triple chair to summit this...

  • Michael (17th January 2016)

    Excellent mountain, and value. Really pleased with the improvements and looking forward to continued investment

  • C R (30th December 2015)

    Overall great mountain, fantastic lodge and resturant, next year for 2016-17 they will be adding another lodge and lift. The runs are...

  • skipoint0 (28th March 2015)

    It would be SO much nicer with 2 quads to replace the triple and double, and a triple on the face

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