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Saddleback Reviews

JonD999

place is awesome

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Pros: terrain, mellow/old school vibe, secret stashes, amazing ski school, cool ski bar, views from America trail

Cons: wind holds, need to replace slow old double chair

new england skiing like you remember it.  but better.   please, please replace the double with a quad.     then leave everything else as is...
MarcusBrody

One of my very favorites

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Pros: Good variety of terrain, challenging terrain, uncrowded, inexpensive, friendly, nice lodging, beautiful view

Cons: Far from me, slow lift from base area

Along with Magic Mountain Vermont, this is my favorite ski area in the East.  It's inexpensive and unpretentious, but offers good, challenging terrain for most any skier.  I went midweek in March, so the lack of crowds is somewhat unsurprising, but I never waited behind more than 5 or 6 people in the several days that I was there.   The terrain is varied and exciting.  The blue runs are fast, often twisty, and enjoyable.  The blacks are great fun and range from reasonably hard, to very strenuous.  In the glades, you can often see this whole spectrum in different lines only a few yards away from each other.  Saddleback doesn't overgroom their expert...
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sanigene

Saddleback

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Pros: Excellent value, family +, great terrain variety, customer service

Cons: Small 'pro' terrain park, No nightlife - but if you have a family....a dvd is all you need!

 No lines, great terrain, fantastic young family/begineer area, unbelievable 44 acre glade area (Casablanca), short short short lines (in four days we had maximum 5 loads in front if us), superb customer service.  I really can't say enough good stuff about Saddleback. The nightlife is non-existent.  For us that's not a problem because we don't go on a ski vacation to party (that's what Vegas is for).  Put the kids to bed, bottle of wine and voila, instant night life :-) The terrain part is just a bunch of big hits and a rail - no half pipe.  There is however, a small terrain park in the beginners area that my 5 year old loved.  I kinda liked it too! I'm cheap so the bottom line is, we...
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skibum185

Saddleback

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Pros: no lines, cheap, very nice, lots of terrain, expanding like a son of a gun

Cons: middle of nowhere = no night life

No lines. Go there after a 30 in. day and you wont have lift lines. Expanding fast, opening more terrain