Stay away! Stay away!
Originally Posted by jamesdeluxe
Never been. I tried doing a search -- unfortunately, type in "Big Mountain" and you get a gazillion threads -- but no one's mentioned it... has anyone skied there for five days? Looks decent-sized... has a reputation for being a big blue square, but this review says there's steeper stuff too:http://www.firsttracksonline.com/ind...rticle&sid=164
Avoid this place like the plague! Every year for the past five, the week after New Year's, I get dragged away from my comfortable desk and have to spend five days skiing there. In all seriousness, people sometime complain about the fog but if you stick to the trees or stay lower down in the mountain you shouldn't have a problem - and when it eventually clears the views are incredible! This place gets lots of snow and no lifts lines to speak of during the week. And because they don't open all the lifts all the time (the two HSQs and a couple of other fixed grips handle the bulk of the load), there's easily accessible fresh stuff to ski even two or three days after a big dump. As for black or double black terrain, its certainly there if you're willing to look. Just watch for a local (they usually say "hi" in the parking lot).