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“Resort was not ready for the "Opening Day"”
Review of Swain Resort

Swain Resort
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Situated in northern Allegany County, in lake-effect snow region, Swain Resort provides affordable wintertime fun for families! We have three main terrain parks at Swain, in addition to single features located across the mountain. Enjoy our traditional and always evolving Swain Proving Grounds located on Pines Run, or visit the natural features of the Black Forest Terrain Park locate on Promenade, or The Training Grounds located on Lower Robinson's and Lower Brewer. Also, be sure to make a reservation for an overnight stay at Swain's cozy, slope side Mountainside Inn. Beginners of all ages, take a ride on the Magic Carpet and experience your best choice for learning to ski. Whether you conquer the black diamonds, meander to the bottom on a wide-open trail, or savor the thrill of hitting the rails at one of the terrain parks, Swain has something for all ambitions and abilities. During your visit be sure to stop in to our warm and friendly slope side bar and grill, The Shawmut Grille. Offering gourmet sandwiches & wraps, pizza & wings, and salads...great food and a large selection of adult beverages. On select evenings, live music is provided. A relaxing environment for all, families are welcome! If you're in a hurry, head to Mercer's Cafe for a variety of fast food offerings as well as a rotation of delicious homemade baked goods, salads, and dinner options.
Reviewed December 28, 2012

My 3 children asked for a "Tubing Day" for their Christmas gift from their Aunt & Uncle who were in town from NC. After browsing the web, we decided Swain was the shortest drive in the car for the kiddo's, so we looked at the "Tubing" info page- it said the hours of operation for 12/27-12/30 were 10am-5pm. Since we got 8-10 inches of fresh snow in the last 2 days, there was no doubt it would be open. When we got there, we were told it wasn't open because there wasn't enough snow (are you kidding?!?!?!?) then when we asked about snow machines, the reply was that they were using them for the slopes. 3 very dissappointed children and 2 very angry parents (>_<)

Thank Rmoshier
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

I'm not an avid skier-I can say this for anyone who wants to enjoy a long graceful slope-this is the place. I will return to Swain and Ski my favorite trail-oh the memories.

1  Thank tbfairfield
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

I have skiied here for years. Sawin recently changed hands and for the better. So far they are getting it. They opened up the upstairs bar and it is EXCELLENT! no more trying to make a silk purse out of a cool bar. It is just that a cool bar and place to hang out. The downstairs bar has been reassigned to a coffee bar (Great idea) Always were alot of families with kids trying to get food and things and seemed to clash with the bar. This works much better. Family oriented space was needed and this is the perfect spot. Now if they just add more and keep those good ideas coming. Swain just might make it and be the sucuess it should be. Good job to the new management.

2  Thank wnyjim
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

A great ski slope that is always trying their best.

1  Thank 52607Smiling
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

As a snowboarder, this place is okay. I think it is more geared towards skiiers. The slopes have always been icy when I went. It's a good hill, just not my favorite.

Thank hoodswigler
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