Pros: Good snow and snowmaking; nice trails
Cons: Crowded; too many snowboarders
This is not a huge mountain, but it's pretty darn good for the mid-atlantic- probably the best. The natural snow is good - they get a lot of it and snowmaking is excellent. They do a good job grooming the trails. There's always some event being hosted here, if you are into that. We have a house here, not part of the resort, just a house, so we are here every weekend during ski season. Before the house, we had been coming here for several years and our son attended the ski school regularly. The ski school is excellent for kids as young as 3. They can go for the day or for half day. They get to ski and they get time to play indoors and get fed. It's great if you want some adult time to ski. They also have lessons targeted at adults, as well as private and group lessons for all abilities. I am going to take a moguls lesson this season. The ski patrol is great! The patrollers are friendly and very good at what they do. The lifts are OK, a couple of them do not have safety bars, which is a real problem for me. Our son is a fearless skier, so as a little kid he was riding the lifts to the more difficult trails, many of which do not have safety bars. This is something that really needs to be addressed for the safety of the riders.
It does get crowded, but it's mostly a late day crowd because the mountain has night skiing. The trick is to get out on the mountain early, eat lunch early, back on the mountain and then, hit the bar early! There are people, mostly teen boys, who ski recklessly and it's hard to avoid them. I have let a couple of them have it and would not hesitate to report their behavior to the ski patrol or others. I have seen mountain personnel warn teens that their lift ticket will be yanked if they misbehave. Most of these teens are part of bus tours.
It is a family mountain and there are a lot of families who come regularly.
Another thing I would like to see is more ski patrollers taking the time to ensure that the mountain is safe for everybody by enforcing the rules of courteous skiing. (In my dreams). But I would recommend this mountain to everyone.