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by: HW Black - 19th January 2015

  • 2
  • 1Beginner
  • 1Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • 2Overall Value
cheap lessons, no lift lines, close parking
no beginner slopes

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I saw that this resort was the highest rated "family friendly" and had to chip in. The downfall of this place for "family friendlyness" is that there are no absolute beginner slopes. There are parts of the easiest green slopes that are very steep that you have to traverse to get to the lift. The snow on these steep parts was also thin and you could see the brown dirt on it - some extra snow and grooming for these steep parts would have been helpful. I saw two beginners from other groups lose control down the steep hill and go over the snow wall and wipe out in the dirt during my brief time there yesterday. Also it was so steep that I could not go down with my youngest, we had to take our skis off and walk down. Even to get to the green chairlift, there is a very steep hill that runs right into the queue (again with a lot of dirt showing). As a comparison, I had no such problems on the easiest slopes at other resorts with any of my 3 kids when they were first learning - Camelback, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Liberty, Wisp - everywhere I've been has been more accessible. Also comparing weather and slopes, we had been to Jack Frost the day before, and there were no dirt or bare spots, and my 3 year old could handle the hills there and asked to go again, but he and my 5 year old beginner spent the rest of the day in the lodge at Eagle Rock after our experience on the greens there. Also for a high family-friendly rating, I would expect an area for 3-4 year olds to ski independently on a very slight slope, such as a lot of places that have carpets, and the kids' camp areas, which my 3 year old enjoyed. Eagle Rock did not have these. A big pro is the lessons: They are a good price, the instructors are kind and attentive, and they offer lessons to younger children. My 8 year old enjoyed his lesson and grew his confidence. Also ages 6 and under ski free, which is a wider range than some resorts. The cafe was unprepared for the holiday weekend, and seating was insufficient, but still doing a little better than other area resorts. There were a lot of non-skiing extended family members in the lodge taking up the little seating that was available compared to other resorts. This is fine, but for a slope made for property owners, they should know their membership and plan accordingly and allocate more seating. The food quality and selection at the top lodge was mediocre, and we couldn't get the family to the base lodge because of closed trails (and I was the base lodge "looked closed" on a holiday weekend). Several trails were closed on the holiday weekend, including the only green that went down the whole mountain, plus the only blue. Still, lines were short and you could get many runs in the few trails that were open on the foggy day that we went. The staff was friendly and it's a cute small resort. If you have advanced beginner skiers, or want to take lessons, it would be good, especially if they opened more trails. Also our blue-level 8 year old had fun finding his way off-piste near the (minimal) terrain trail. But until they do something about the very steep hills and grooming in the green area, I wouldn't call if family friendly.

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