My review is based on the fact that this is a smaller skiing/snowboarding recreational park where there are no mountains just hills. (I think it is unfair to give this a lower rating because the runs are short or small). I think they have done a great job making this a fun place to ski and snowboard in an area where there are no mountains and people would not otherwise be able to partake in these activities. They have really done their best to work with the landscape they have to make a fun experience.
My 9 year old sister in law went with us for her first time skiing. Her ski instructor was great! He was very friendly and encouraging. The bunny hill is very small which is awesome for beginner skiers and snowboarders and for very young kids. The only reason this isn't 5 stars for me is because there is nothing between the tiny bunny hill with very little slope and the steep hills. Most beginners would not be able to leave the extremely mild bunny hill. Again, they did what they could with the landscape they have to work with!
I think it is really cool that they have places for people to learn how to go off jumps and do some tricks. When we were there they had a race where participants had to weave in and out of the colored sticks. It was right during the Winter Olympics time, and that made it even more fun to see kids participating!
You can rent nice equipment there. They have the option to go tubing. The ski lift is nice. There is a rope lift for tubing and a little conveyer belt for the bunny slope/learning area. They do have adapted skiing and lessons for people with handicaps which is great. They have typical stadium type food which is nice if you suddenly get very hungry after hours outside. They offer some great classes for kids interested in delving deeper into winter sports. It is also a great family weekend adventure spot for people in the area. We went up from Sioux City on a Sunday and enjoyed being able to ski for the day and go back home in one day. Overall it is a fun experience. Don't ruin your day there by expecting Aspen!
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