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Paid full price for them to close at 7:30 pm and the runs weren't even worth it. ... Full Review
Skied here 1/26/20. I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, the hill isn't very high. But there are a lot of interesting and challenging runs for any skill level. It was the first time for the little kids in our family. The lessons were well-organized and helpful and the beginner terrain was perfect for them.
I skied on a Sunday and was very pleased to find out that, as a senior, my lift ticket was half-price, $27 -- not bad!
The only downside to Grand Geneva is that they want you to fill out a profile/liability form before skiing. You can do it on the computers in the chalet, but the lines can be long. But, you can also do this on-line beforehand. My advice is to fill this out the night before and then you can skip the lines.
Last piece of advice: try the walking tacos in the cafeteria -- very good!
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We love it here. Perfect outing of snowboarding, skiing, sledding and ice skating with our 5 year old daughter. Lodge bar and restaurant has a warm cozy fireplace and ideal upfront views of the slopes. Yummy menu of foods to choose from and drinks to warm you up. Little arcade style carnival coin games inside the lodge. Coin lockers. ... Full Review
I had pretty low expectation for Grand Geneva based on some of the other reviews, but I went anyway just to try something different. Surprisingly, though it is small, it does have some terrain which is actually fun for an advanced skier. The trail "Top Notch"Â was steep and ungroomed, as was "ÂTimber"Â. This was a really nice change from the overgroomed, allegedly, "Âblack"Â runs most places have. Sure, it wasn't very long, but there was also no line for the lift, so I never had to wait to get back up the hill. On the down-side, Grand Geneva did not have much in the way of long, blue, cruising runs for intermediates. As a place to learn, though, it seemed fine. I could definitely see taking my kids there.... Full Review
Grand Geneva is a resort that overall caters to wealthier Chicago people and it shows. Lift tickets and food are expensive for what it is offered. Really its a ridiculously small hill. There are two steep "Bump" hills and then a few runs that go around and between them. We went there on opening weekend when they offered free skiing or else we wouldn't have bothered. Its bunny hill is nice for learning. Most of the runs are very short. If you are serious about skiing or snowboarding go else where. At Christmas time the decorative lights are very nice at the entrance to the resort. ... Full Review
This is ideal for kids, or someone just learning, but beyond that I can't see a reason to go here.... Full Review
We have been going to Wilmot for a number of years before trying out Grand Geneva. For basically the same drive, we get conveyor belts instead of tow ropes for our 4-year-old kids (back-saver and glove-saver), a beautiful resort, and a water park. They always have great ski and water packages too.... Full Review
I don't like to bash many resorts, but this place so far is my least favorite in Wisconsin.
Last year we went up here to try it out for some new scenery, and was not having a good day at all.
The runs are short and it was very icy.
The staff wasn't helpful at all or kind. There was a little girl in front of us on the lift that fell coming off the lift, and instead of stopping the lift or asking if she was ok, the operator just stared at her.
I can only see this place good for beginners, which we had a couple with us, but for the most part, I would visit elsewhere unfortunately.... Full Review
Everytime we go here we have a GREAT time. The Bunny Hills are great for learning kids, my 3 yr. old had the BEST time ever! The rookie run (GREENS) are also great for learning and the "S" turn totally helped me with my toe edge turns. Wish all hills incorporated mild "S" turns.
Wish the runs were longer, but this place is still fun for the family but still offers some nice intermediate runs.... Full Review
Grand Geneva has a great resort. Skiing is a fun time but definitely for beginners. The runs are very short, but lines are quick and short. Lots of kids on the hills, luckily they seem pretty experienced so they're not in the way. The expert hills are difficult but only because they don't maintain the excess snow so there are piles of loose snow that are hard to see and can be dangerous. ... Full Review
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