I am surprise about Utah49's post. I liked everything about Powder Mountain. Friendly people, great prices, and most snow in Utah. The lodge was small but the food was good/reasonable. Midweek new snow and nobody there. We were only there one day on the drive up to Jackson Hole.
I typicaly don't spend a lot of time in a lodge during the ski day. In fact come to think about it, I was in Jackson Hole for entire week and never went in their base lodge. H'mm I wonder what it was like. I guess I missed that one. I was known to crawl out of the Mangee Moose a few times.
Hunter has their priority for the base lodge in the right order. Top priority for Hunter Mtn base lodge is no waiting for the bathroom. I know this is my top/only priority for an eastern ski lodge.
I know a lot of people don't like the summit lodge (pill box) at Hunter Mtn. But its got great natural solid rock fireplaces on all floors. The lodge was built in early 1970s. The rock for the fireplace they got to the top of the mountain in an old 1920s antique half track dump truck with solid ruber tires (no air tires) in the front and buldozer tracks in the back. I say antique because when they were using it for hauling rocks there was one in a museum.
While I am it, I like the 4 time super bowl (not champs) Buffalo Bills too. I hit bottom so I brake.
[ September 28, 2002, 05:23 AM: Message edited by: catskills ]