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Reviews for Alpine Valley Ski Area
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All Mountain Terrain
Love this place. Love the trees and surrounding area. ... Full Review
I’m a horrendous skier, still learning. So I’m trapped at the bunny hill. Well a few kids get on the conveyor behind me and start to walk instead of ride it, shaking the conveyor the entire way. They come up behind me and make an auditable groan then mutter some some stuff about me because I cannot walk up the conveyor. They get off the conveyor mid way, pass me then get back on, shaking the conveyor with each step. Then they get to the top and purposefully trip it, so it’s stopped, then they laugh and look back and yell “sorry”. The wonderful employee in the box just sits there and watches me walk up the rest of the way in skis. Then only after several minutes later gets out and turns it back on. Also the beginner trails were not in operation except one. Stick to Mt Holly/Pine Knob.
Overt smell of the herb. Sleeping chair lift operators. Dilapidated locker room & bathroom. Manager didn’t have a care in the world. Had so much fun!... Full Review
Decided to take the boys to Alpine 12/16/17 after 12 inches of new snow over the week prior. Their highest and best run Glacier was not ready, groomers were working vividly trying to get it ready, but it was obvious that there was no attempt in prepping the trail the days before. Only 3 lifts were open and the cafeteria had a very limited menu available. Very disappointed in the ski resort for not being ready that weekend, especially when they were charging full price lift tickets. ... Full Review
I'd love it if I lived here, but as a traveler it was a bit... "Mehhhh"...gets the job done, but I'm unlikely to go twice. Jumps straight from pretty boring blues to pretty scary blacks. The lifts are janky, steep for newbies, lack cushions, and will freeze your butt off. Come prepared for roughing it a little and you'll be fine.... Full Review
Alpine is the closest hill to where live so I go there instead of making $600+ dollar trips to Northern MI. The hill is great for Greens and blues (slightly steeper greens) but if you've been on a real mountain, alpine can get boring after a few runs. Not to mention you're spending more time riding the painfully slow lifts than actually skiing. The terrain parks are pretty OK after they get them up. the facilities are old and outdated but I'm there to ski so I don't mind too much. I've noticed some high school girl's ski team comes there a lot and hogs about 70% of the Everest run. It can be annoying at times, especially when they are your typical stuck up ski race girl. One of them knocked all of my stuff off a table in the lodge and just looked at me with an oops look and didn't say anything or offer help to pick it up. All in all, I give alpine 2 stars because this hill isn't worth the price, the equipment and lodge is very outdated/slow, and unless you are a park rat or only like the smallest parts of the hill you have about a 90% chance of a nasty encounter with high school ski team girls.... Full Review