Originally Posted by num
I think I'm going to go with a pass at Grand Geneva for $319. Close enough to get out to on weeknights, a decent rate, and they were open this year when a lot of places were closed. I hope that won't even be a consideration for next year though.
Grand Geneva is a fun little place - but it is "little". AV is 10 miles further north.
I skied Grand Geneva this year when AV was closed (used my coupon book). I was shocked at all the snow they had. And even though it is small, they do a lot with what they have.
This should be a lesson to AV and Wilmot. If it is cold in December -- MAKE SNOW! AV started the season out great. They made snow 24 hours a day until all hills had an adequate base (helped by some natural snow). Then, even though the temperatures were well within range, they took a break, the weather warmed up, and they had to close their main runs during part of Christmas break.
Enjoy the season pass at Geneva. Remember, in March AV has 1/2 price lift tickets if you have a season pass at another resort.