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by: Erin - 13th March 2019

  • 3
  • 2Beginner
  • 3Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • Terrain Park
  • 3Overall Value
Low Key, Less Crowded
No area for beginners unless you take a lesson.

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I went with my family on a Friday morning, March 8th. This was the first time skiing for my daughters, ages 4 and 2, and I wanted to take them someplace that wouldn't be very crowded. I've been to Jack Frost before, but didn't realize how limited the space that they allow beginners to practice was. I had pre-purchased lift tickets for myself and my dad, which was great. I did not realize however that they charged for children under 6, it was only $10, so I didn't think it was too bad. We purchased their tickets and their rentals and went to the rental area to pick up their equipment. My 2 year old really wanted to snowboard, but they didn't have boots small enough. So we went and got her skis instead, not a huge deal. Then we went out to the area that looked like it was for beginners, but were promptly kicked out because it was designated "lessons only". We moved to the side and made do. Mind you there was no lift, magic carpet, t-bar. Nothing. Our backs were hurting. After lunch we spotted another area directly in front of the lodge that had a magic carpet and no signs about it being a "lessons only" only area. We were SO excited. The kids loved going on the magic carpet, and I loved it more because hauling kids up a hill constantly is quite the workout (especially in ski boots!). Then they shut off the carpet and someone came out and told us we couldn't use it. At this point I'm so frustrated and my kid is throwing a tantrum because they just wanted to ride the magic carpet. I didn't feel comfortable bringing the kids down the beginner trail to the chair lift, because 2 year olds can't sit still that long and I could just picture her hanging from the lift. PLEASE PLEASE designate an area for beginners that has a working magic carpet, and DOES NOT require a lesson. (And maybe purchase some little kid snowboard boots, too).

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  • Scott Marquette (27th February 2021)

    I visit JFBB often, but will not go back. I tried to buy lift tickets with a gift card I purchased last...

  • graham147 (19th January 2021)

    Skied JF last week on a Tuesday. Conditions were very good and coverage great till 2pm when the heavy wet Stuff kicked...

  • Hotstick (17th January 2020)

    At one time before Peak Resorts assumed ownership the snow cover and grooming were way above average.Under present ownership both snow and...

  • Greg Bernard (6th January 2020)

    Close this place and sell you tickets online. Customer Service guy Steve is a piece of work. This is a small mountain...

  • John Loufik (23rd March 2019)

    There’s something for everyone in the family. Dedicated instruction areas let students learn without much risk or running into others.

  • Erin (13th March 2019)

    I went with my family on a Friday morning, March 8th. This was the first time skiing for my daughters, ages 4...

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