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worst resort in the US or world

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
in terms of ability what o you think would be the worst or most boring resort in the county or world?
i think cloudmont in Alabama is up their ive never been their so don't know for sure. some youtube videos and their website show no more than a bunny hill

post #2 of 22
this is kinda pointless, mostly because everything's relative. in Alabama, cloudmont is king (a guess- it's probably alone). it introduces folks to skiing- so it's a great place for this alone.

as things are relative, i would have to say that Killington is the worst damn place in the world. why? cause it's killiington. soul-less, huge, impersonal, and expensive. even folks who are assumably clueless about good New England skiing in Washington DC (who were customers of mine at a shop i work at in DC) say it sucks. why, then? cause there are other, cheaper, and MUCH better options relatively close- smuggs, sugarbush, MRG stowe, Jay peak in VT alone. i'd rather buy a lift ticket at cloudmont and ski tommorrow than killington just to say i've been there- even if k-ton is in unusually good shape (it usually sucks).
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
i'm not saying cloudmont isn't good for introudcing people to skiing, i think its great they are open. all i am saying is what are the worst resorts in terms of ability and challenging terrain.
Kton is exteremly commercial but has some really good terrain for east coast.
post #4 of 22
K-ton is commercial and soul-less but it gave me and thousands of other skiers chance to ski a lot in past 3 years for $10 bucks a day. Whoever bought All For One pass and used it like I did can not hate Killington.
And it never sucked! Given the weather and compared to many resorts or hills in NE, conditions at K-ton were excellent.
post #5 of 22
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as things are relative, i would have to say that Killington is the worst damn place in the world. why? cause it's killiington. soul-less, huge, impersonal, and expensive. even folks who are assumably clueless about good New England skiing in Washington DC (who were customers of mine at a shop i work at in DC) say it sucks. why, then? cause there are other, cheaper, and MUCH better options relatively close- smuggs, sugarbush, MRG stowe, Jay peak in VT alone. i'd rather buy a lift ticket at cloudmont and ski tommorrow than killington just to say i've been there- even if k-ton is in unusually good shape (it usually sucks).
Expensive and impersonal I'll give ya', but I happen to prefer Kton over other mountains in Vt for several reasons. It's closer than most of the others, the terrain is challenging, you can avoid crowds if you know where to go because it's so big , and the conditions are generally excellent (weather permitting of course). They don't get the snow that they get out west, but they have excellent snowmaking. I'd bet the DC skiers you've spoken to were unfamiliar with the mountains and did not know how to get around. It certainly isn't for everyone as I've seen a lot of Kton bashing posts, but it works for me.
post #6 of 22
Jackson Hole
Alta
Snowbird
Big Sky
Silverton

All suck big time. Too damn much snow and they never groom enough. Plus, they are too steep.
post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by Powdr View Post
Jackson Hole
Alta
Snowbird
Big Sky
Silverton

All suck big time. Too damn much snow and they never groom enough. Plus, they are too steep.
For the east add Jay Peak, Stowe, Sugarbush & MRG to the list
post #8 of 22
Borovets in Bulgaria. They have some piste-bashers, but I reckon they're just for show. Despite the lack of grooming, there are no decent bumps. Also, half of the resort is usually closed due to the gondola being rather averse to wind (if a bird farts in Rome it'd probably have it closed...) On the plus side, because all the people there are beginners on dirt cheap learn to ski holidays, when the top is open you get tonnes of powder and no competition.

The village is a vile place that reminds you that you're in the eastern block. Not what you want when you're on holiday really.
post #9 of 22
I live in Alabama but have never been to cloudmont as it is on the other side of the state, I go to CO. instead.
I think it is great however that there is a place I could go " get a fix".
post #10 of 22
I agree on Cloudmont. I live an hour from there and it is never open because it is always too warm. Never been there though, I guess because it is open like 3 days of the year.
post #11 of 22
Stratton.
post #12 of 22
Alpine Meadows. Worst resort ever!
post #13 of 22
Winterplace, WV
post #14 of 22
No one has mentioned the indoor ski domes.

I cast my vote for anything run by ASC!
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Powdr View Post
Jackson Hole
Alta
Snowbird
Big Sky
Silverton

All suck big time. Too damn much snow and they never groom enough. Plus, they are too steep.
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283 View Post
Alpine Meadows. Worst resort ever!
I truly hope there is sarcasm in these posts...
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by thaar View Post
I truly hope there is sarcasm in these posts...
Duh.

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I vote Bear Creek in PA. Worst place I ever skied at.

But you know what? I was SKIING! There was snow! And microbrew at halftime! I had a great time!

(Though I did not mind quitting early. Too many idiot teens on snowboards).
post #17 of 22
Mountain Creek NJ has to be on this list.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by notsosmart View Post
Duh.

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I vote Bear Creek in PA. Worst place I ever skied at.

But you know what? I was SKIING! There was snow! And microbrew at halftime! I had a great time!

(Though I did not mind quitting early. Too many idiot teens on snowboards).
Every resort has its place. I grew up little south of there (back when it was Doe Mountain), and every Friday night for 3 years in junior high we'd take a school trip up there. It was close, cheap, and perfect for the intermediate skier I was at the time. I'm sure I'd hate it if I went back now (especially on a Friday night, damn kids ), but at the time, I loved it.
post #19 of 22

watch it

Hey. You bashing my ski-hill???
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by notsosmart View Post
Duh.

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I vote Bear Creek in PA. Worst place I ever skied at.

But you know what? I was SKIING! There was snow! And microbrew at halftime! I had a great time!

(Though I did not mind quitting early. Too many idiot teens on snowboards).
I skied there today at lunch. It's ten minutes from my house, and I'm building an office building 5 minutes from the hill. Yes it's small, and yes they cater to the boarders, but I got 15 runs in an hour and half and didn't miss anything on the job. Plus it makes me appreciate Elk and the NY/Vermont mountains all the more. :
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by thaar View Post
I truly hope there is sarcasm in these posts...
I'm fairly sure he was being sarcastic but Alpine Meadows had the worst customer service of any business I have every encountered. I may try them again since they have new owners but I would love to know who owned them in 2005 because they simply were THE biggest A-holes ever!
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by notsosmart View Post
Duh.

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I vote Bear Creek in PA. Worst place I ever skied at.

But you know what? I was SKIING! There was snow! And microbrew at halftime! I had a great time!

(Though I did not mind quitting early. Too many idiot teens on snowboards).

Spring Mountain is definitely worse (I'm a ski patroller there.) But it is still skiing and I'm fortunate to have a place to ski 20 mins from my house.

In Bear Creek's defense, at least they have a really nice lodge and 200 more feet of vert.

However, my all-time worst is without a doubt Wilmont Mt. in Wisconsin.
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