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When the pandemic started we knew it was going to tough to stay profitable so I was happy to pay higher prices to support my favorite ski hill .Since 1978 I have seen some huge crowds but nothing I like 20/21 now I feel like I’m just being gouged because they proved skiers will pay mountain prices to stand in a lift line.The best thing aboutAlpine was their Tuesday Wens Thursday specials but they don’t need them anymore so my friends and I don’t take days off during the week to ski there we go to Devilshead on Sundays... Full Review
They have three top to bottom terrain parks but the don't have many intermediate runs. Beginners should come here for they have 4 magic carpets.... Full Review
It really pains me to write this review, I've been a regular at Alpine Valley for over ten years, it's my home mountain. This year, I felt like they didn't really care about season pass holders, at all. Most of the winter was spent waiting in line for 5 or 10 minutes for a 1 minute run on a weekday morning while the other high speed quad was shut down. Usually this time of year I really feel like they're taking care of us, keeping things going for the pass holders. But it was absolutely slammed on a Friday morning, rental and ticket line wrapping around the building. They finally started running the other high speed quad that services the main three diamond runs at the end of February, and it was running today, but why did it take them all winter to get Super Glide running when season pass holders were waiting in lines for a bunch of non-regulars? Usually I snowboard a lot, but I found myself going home early this year, A LOT, because the lines just weren't worth it. I only did 10 runs today and just gave up, it's not fun when you spend your time in lines and your ride down the hill is spent dodging noobs who feel like they should be plowing the little snow on top of the ice off the black diamond runs or the ones who can barely make it down the hill in the terrain park. I barely did any free ride this year and just spent my runs on where ever the line was slowest.
The extra salt in the wound is how the rumor on the lifts is that they're going to use this super busy year and huge profits to fix up the hotel. No rumors of new runs or updating lifts.
It's not easy to write this review, I learned how to snowboard here and have been a regular for over 10 years. I really do love AV for a midwest ski hill, but this was easily the worst year I've ever had there. No doubt they're raise prices on season passes next year too.
Kudos to Alpine Pat for taking the time to try and keep the lines moving at least. No doubt he's had a stressful year and he doesn't need to be out there directing traffic, so it's highly appreciated. The snow team did a great job maintaining the snow, making snow, and keeping everything in great shape. Cheyenne in the pro shop is awesome and she's great to talk to. Whoever is the penny pincher in management who decided it was fine to make all the regulars wait all winter long in a line staring at a perfectly good high speed quad deserves to be fired. Way to stab your long time members in the back for a bunch of quick flatlander cash. ... Full Review
Got there this morning shortly after open after a overnight dump of 8”. Already extremely busy with a long wait for my first ride up to find that they did not groom the run making it slow and sloppy. There are only 3 semi challenging runs and one of them (Thunder) is closed the majority of the time because of competitions or practices, even during the evenings. On weekends you will spend most of your time waiting in super long lift lines, and when you finally get to the top you will spend your time dodging a lot of inexperienced skiers and boarders on a very crowded hill. I skied one run and left because of the pathetic conditions but only wasted my time because I have a season pass, which is definitely the last year I purchase one. Saturdays are the worst but Sundays are not much better. ... Full Review
Had a wonderful day at AV. Started off with a terrific group lesson with Steve Hess. He really is an excellent instructor. We started off on the small slopes and graduated quickly. Learned the chair lift with no problems He knows what he is teaching and very positive. He smiled and was nice and made the 3 in our group feel like we will be good at this. ... Full Review
January 12, 2021john Spitzig
OK because it’s closer than that sorry they don’t get enough snow and cold to make a good goal of it plus the large is very outdated I believe they’re selling two developers soon... Full Review
my four year old loved the program with Bill, teacher attentive, original, fast pace. With great instructors he was able to advance in 6 lessons from first-time skier to zooming down safely black diamond slopes. Also I loved the setup, having lunch outside at the firepit, looking at the mountain. ... Full Review
went there with my 4 year old, original fast pace teaching, caring staff, in 6 lessons able to ski down black diamond slopes, safely. Fantastic staff, fantastic environment, loved sitting by fire eating lunch and watch others ski.... Full Review
For young and older skiers a day of fun on the trails not to far away. Kids just love it lots of ski time and prepares them for advance skiing.... Full Review
We skied during President day weekend and had a blast! Everyone there was friendly and fun. We hope to get there at least one more time this season! Highly recommend Alpine Valley. Great for every level of skier, from beginners to professionals!... Full Review
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