We've been going to Ascuney on and off for 5 years, and keep hoping things improve, but they never do. We were there the week of Feb 2-8th. There was plenty of natural snow, but only 3 lifts were open , including the bunny hill ! The high speed quad that they brag about was closed the entire week, so we were all stuck on the interminably slow triple. THe lift operators told us the quad was closed since December ; even the double was closed , which usually provides nice access to the left side of the mtn for my kids. As a result , some of the nicest trails were inaccessible. It seems that management always seems to focus on gearing up for the peak President's Week only; everyone else during the other weeks can take it as is or leave it.
It was hard to find a manger who cared. There seemed to be foreign exchange students working inevery aspect of the resort, who really didn't have the working knowledge necessary to be manning positons of authority.
The pool was as usual, cold and green, and poorly lit. Except now it has a layer of brown foam insulation on the ceiling instead of peeling paint.
On a positive note, the trails that were open were well groomed, and that Wed's snow gave great results. Browns Tavern is always a pleasure, esp the live music from the local artists. The rooms were clean, and relatively well maintained. Just don't forget to lock your valuables, as we had our videorecorder stolen from our room 2 years ago.The response:" This never happens in Vermont ."
This is ok for families with young kids. Anyone who is looking for a challenging mountain may be disappointed, esp if 40% of the lifts are closed and you're paying full price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This vibrant resort is tucked away in the rolling New England countryside away from the bustle of daily life making it the perfect spot to truly get away from it all. Ascutney Mountain Resort is a year-round indoor and outdoor recreational playground for nature lovers and adventurers alike. Whether hitting the areas ski slopes, touring historic covered bridges, enjoying one of the nearby golf courses, or simply gazing upon the magnificent palette of crimson and gold of autumn in New England, you'll find activities for every taste. In winter we are located in the heart of more than 150 acres of groomed slopes and trails. Visitors will enjoy alpine and cross-country skiing, as well as snowboarding and snow tubing on a variety of trails offering more than 1,530 feet of vertical drop and 32 kilometers of freshly groomed cross-country trails. The resort also offers a learning center and ski camps to help skiers of all skill levels. ... more less
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