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by: Halfmoon Dad - 20th February 2015

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  • 4Beginner
  • 3Intermediate
  • 1Expert
  • 1All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 1Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • 2Overall Value
Small Mountain feel
Dissappointing ski school

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As another review noted, the ski school was completely overcrowded. Moreover, it was a very frustrating experience for a new skier (4 yr old). The beginner slope was essential 25 feet of a slight grade and runs of carpet that the kids had to sidestep up. This in and of itself wasn't terrible, but they did nothing to keep the kids moving and as a result one kid would simply stop on the carpet and the rest were stuck behind them resulting in very cold and tired kids. If your child got 4 runs in (on the 25 foot "run") they were lucky. Moreover, the ski school should have cancelled their dates when the windchill drove the temp well below zero. If 75-90% of your kids either leave very early or don't show up at all to a lesson you need to bite the bullet and reschedule those days. Say what you want about costs and scheduling instructors, the Mountain simply needs to decide if they want to be part of helping kids learn to love skiing or hating it. This season they fell into the latter and that's that.

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 8 Resort Reviews

  • Rambo (26th January 2018)

    Willard Mountain is a very friendly establishment and they offer a few trails for very small children, and about two trails made...

  • James (14th December 2016)

    Great little mountain that's a great value and you wont be able to find more personable and involved lessons for beginners than...

  • Halfmoon Dad (20th February 2015)

    As another review noted, the ski school was completely overcrowded. Moreover, it was a very frustrating experience for a new skier (4...

  • K B (21st February 2014)

    I love Willard, and I've skied Utah, CO and Alps. It was the perfect place to bring 3 beginners, by end of...

  • Vladimir (5th February 2012)

    We enrolled our child into Little Colonel ski school and experience was very disappointing. They had about 40 kids on the small...

  • jenjohn (10th January 2009)

    We went to Willard with our three children for the day. Rates were reasonable, slopes were groomed perfectly. great for all levels...

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