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Reviews for Mt. Lyford Alpine Resort

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Mt. Lyford Alpine Resort 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 Mt. Lyford Alpine Resort 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 Mt. Lyford Alpine Resort 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 Mt. Lyford Alpine Resort vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Lgfitzpatrick - 21st July 2018

  • 5
  • 3Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 4Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
challenging terrain, local charm
older rentals (in 2010) surface lifts

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Can't believe this is the first review! It's been a few years since I've been but Mt Lyford is a special place tucked up away in the Seaward Keikouras. The 20K ride up to the slopes from the lodge is spectacular. The rustic Mt LyfordLlodge on the main road has a comfortable camper van park and lodging, tasty food and a good bar at seasonable prices. The skiing was great. Equipment for hire was thankfully available but as I remember I wished I'd had my own. Better suited to those who are fit, the surface lifts ensure your skis won't leave the snow. Nutcrackers are available for hire. Sun softened hard pack by mid afternoon on the steeps, corduroy on the lower runs, Mt. Lyford is an out of the way little gem of a place.

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  • Lgfitzpatrick (21st July 2018)

    Can't believe this is the first review! It's been a few years since I've been but Mt Lyford is a special place...

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation