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“Hit or miss most days”

West Mountain Ski Resort
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: West Mountain, located in Queensbury, New York is a medium-size ski and snow tubing area located at the foot of the Adirondack mountains. West also offers a full service bar and restaurant, full Montana tuning shop, lessons and rental shop, weddings, special events and mountain biking in the off-season. Come experience West Mountain today!
Reviewed 30 January 2013

For the ski/snowboard school --A group of 5 city girls visited ski west for a snowboarding lesson and some tubing. We showed up early and it seemed a lot of ppl where already on the slopes. We had we thought a great instructor she was around our age and really very informative.... Until she told us to get on the magic carpet, then 'maybe' she just forgot to tell us how to get on and off with snowboards still attached. She was cool until she kept increasing the skill level when only 2 of 5 ppl where getting the hang of it. We told her there's no need to rush through this and she left us mid way up the beginners mountain (which surprisingly had a really good slope to it) to find out how to get down ourselves. When we all got down... Slowly she went back to teaching us more basic things which would have been useful the first time around.

The lodge has a cafeteria type setting which was packed so full of ppl it was hard to find a place to sit. Apparently you can have birthday parties in there and the day we went was 6 different kids parties and yet although all the kids weren't at the tables you couldn't use them. Not cool.

Tubing was probably the best part until they took away the fast tubes due to adults who didn't know how to stop themselves. There's always someone that ruins it for everyone. The tubing pull that you ride up is weird but useful. You ride the tube to the top then are supposed to jump out at a certain point, however the signs that tell you to disembark are facing the opposite direction most ppl face when being pulled. So you end up being screamed at to roll off lol.

It's a place deff geared more for experienced riders as the lesson area is pretty basic. Your access to the slopes are extremely limited with a lesson package. The only really positive thing is the ski west card you keep in your pocket, opens turnstiles your allowed access to be it tubing and the lifts. I wouldn't return with beginners.

Thank Gabrielle G
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Maybe because it's the beginning of the season but, waited 2 hours to go tubing due to lack of staff and lack of tubes! Kids were cranky but we had already paid so we had to wait in the crazy line. Won't be going back anytime soon.

1  Thank j0nah2010
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

We haven't been here for a while but it's a nice ski resort in the area, pretty good trails and surrounding scenery, not too hard to get to, good local service and staff, and decent pricing on lift tickets and rental equipment. Would certainly recommend to friends.

4  Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Everyone can find something to make them smile at West Mountain, from the well groomed trails, sliding down the mountain in the Tube Park, or just sitting out on the new deck at the West Side Grill. This was a difficult snow year but the crew at West did its best to provide a good skiing experience. You will also find the best group of ski patrollers here to assist you should you find yourself AOT!

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Reviewed 16 March 2012

used to love this spot for night skiing. The original owner left and the new one seeems more intersted in running a gourmet resturant.
The lights are turned off at 9PM!!!!! try getting out of work and skiing 4 hours for most adults this is impossible, it was open to 11pm originally. The logde bar was revamped but the skiers are not welcome if they don't want a dinner!! Stupid Stupid Stupid, It's about skiing and apre' skiing not wine and dine !!!!!

1  Thank halfplate
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