Butternut is a well kept, safe, and clean ski resort. The lodge is one of the best around. The slopes are well maintained, but it is a beginner to intermediate level ski area.
It is not a place for the advanced skiier and there are 50,000 kids under 8 years old there at any given time. So you have to deal with them and chairlifts that take about 20 minutes to get to the top of the mountain, since they stop every 5 seconds because someone fell getting on or off.
But I did have a good time there recently. I found a few more challenging trails that weren.t overloaded with 6 year olds slowly wedging across the slopes.
What I didn't like was the attitude there. I was skiing alone and NOBODY was willing to group up on the Quad or Triple chairs. They insisted on riding by themselves and would let empty chairs go by so they wouldn't have to join me as I ride up.
So take notice there how many chairs go up either empty or with only one or two passengers.
Part of the fault lies with the lift operators who do not group up the riders in 3's or 4's and let the kids or the parents ride up as a two-some instead of a group.
So the lines move even slower than they should.
I got into an a heated argument with one woman and her son because she refused to ride up with me on the triple chair and I nearly got hit by the moving chair while I waited for her to move up with me to load. She thought it was her own private chair and I had no business to join her and her son to ride up on it.
And the life operators were no help as they saw this happen time after time.
That's Butternut for ya.
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