Pros: Lots of intermediate terrain
Cons: Little beginner or progression terrain; Terrain park build are sparse and simple; Icy; No mid mountain chairs
Stayed at Grand Summit Sunday to Friday. Great hotel. People will enjoy it's comforts.
North was nice but 50% closed, so I was disappointed.
Lots of intermediate terrain but it was icy, poor grooming based upon my experience elsewhere, no snow grinding up machinery used to cut into the ice/hardpack.
Beginner runs of which there are very few are almost like bowling alleys with many people going too fast.
Sunbrook many runs were closed and inaccessible.
Terrain park was a let down. We had high expectations but there were ruts left from previous days, lots and lots of death cookies, 20 or more features were not installed and the density of features was low, some runs had 3 features total per run....on a 2000+ foot run, maybe 5 to 10 would be nice.
Overall decent money value (we paid a low price and now I know why). We will consider other locations before returning......unless the hotel spa is a deciding factor then is it really a ski vacation or as our non-skier said it was more of a vacation with skiing (their words not mine).
You almost always need to return to the base area and there are lines since half of the lifts are closed midweek. I bought the vacation on price and found out about this before arriving, so I was not surprised when we split our group up into 4 singles for the busier days, times and lifts. A mid mountain lift operating weekdays for persons wanting to go to the summit without going to the bottom would be nice.
Heard traffic getting there can be horrendous with the single lane roads. The place is like a big version of our local ski areas, a run, between 25 and 100 feet of trees in between the next run, repeat going laterally across the hill. Do not go there for the scenery, go there because you are predominantly intermediate skiers.
Hope this helps.
I am a level 2 ski instructor, 1 race coach and 1 snowboarder. I have been skiing for 30 years and ski between 30 and 60 days a season.