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Reviews for Alpine Valley
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Where do I start? This place was a disaster. The skiing was god awful there was 15 minute long lift lines everywhere, with no ropes open for the terrain park. Snow was decent not a lot of ice. Other than the terrible skiing the snack area was a disaster very expensive and crowded. Don’t waste your money going here when cascade and devils head are just around the corner.... Full Review
This place is awful I truly will never visit again ... Full Review
Overall: a very nice hill with many woods trails that are completely ungrounded and created by guests. With an expanding terrain park, along one of the longer trails.... Full Review
This is by far the best learning area around. Awesome place to learn and profect your riding. Really great hometown feel and family friendly. ... Full Review
the terrain is outstanding the lodge is very comfortable, the lifts are fun, and I just love it.
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good place for young kids and beginners. will go again and they take care of the military people good job....... Full Review
nice family place to ski. big $ in improvements last season. would love if they added some more advanced slopes or open skiing thru the trees... Full Review
The snow was good and they've definitely put some money into this place. The rental equipment looked top notch and they've added two lifts and cut two new trails. I went to Boston mills and used the same ticket at alpine valley the same day. So that was cool. This place is good for beginners as the hill is not steep. However it works for a quick session as is only 20 minutes from my house.... Full Review
Visited here with my kids after moving away for a few years. This is NOT the same alpine valley that many are use to. The Transfer of ownership seems to have brought in more bad then good. yes, they may have invested 2.5 mil but there are a lot of things they have changed that are not for the better. The price of food, drinks and the cost of a ticket, bringing a family here is very hard on the wallet. They had 2 lifts not open, and there were tables in the bar without chairs, people were moving chairs from around the bar to the tables, not leaving chairs at the bar.. seems a bit strange. Kids said the hills were very slow. Also, they took off the safety bars on the lifts. There were only 2 racks to put skis/snowboards and there were a mess of them on the ground on the entrance way into the lodge. It was trying to walk around a mine field. (not wanting to step on anyone's equipment) had a few over priced drinks in the bar, and waited over 30 min just to pay a tab. Saw customers actually walking out without a drink after waiting to long.
It seems that they have forgotten the "hometown" feeling that Alpine use to have... And it will be this that ends up bringing them back down. I grew up out here and many friends still try to go there with family, but it seems that it won't be the case for a lot of them.
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This place was and is a current nightmare. Old management was bad. New management had sunk this place into a new low. My kids went to use the tow rope before it was replaced in mid January. It was severed in multiple sections, after I voiced my concerns to the AM I was told. They get worn, thats normal. Can't tell me that a rope that's supposed to be an inch thick that was worn down after a derailment down to 1/4 an inch is safe. This was replaced only after they were cited by the Dept. of Commerce and the local news media. Yes this place DOES have public safety citations. That should tell you right there to run away from this place. Anywho The J's are in horrible disrepair. The double breaks down atleast once a week. Leaving skiiers stranded. The Quad takes 10-12 minutes to get from the top to the bottom. The lifties were rude, listless and angry. You can tell they are not happy with the new management. Back in the 70's, 80's and hell even early 90's this place used to be in its hey-day. Now this place is horrible. Hopefully the state will tear this down and make room for new housing. Over, over, over priced. When I started skiing here it was $15. Now its $35. I'm still paying for a 200ft hill that you stop at half way down. and a little bump. Kinda like an ass pimple that's a "black" Who are these guys kidding. If your in NE Ohio and want a real experience go East, Go far far away from here. If you value safety stay the heck away from this corporation. ... Full Review
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