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“High Priced For What You (Don't) Get”

Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center
Reviewed March 14, 2015

Several previous reviews w/negative comments are totally accurate. While the trails are very well groomed and numerous, there are almost no trail intersection markers or blazes of any kind. Plus the childishly-hand drawn map is nearly useless. No mileage/kms.distances; only a few names (which don't necessarily correspond w/anything on the trails). I've also rarely seen any trail map - even a poorly drawn one - that doesn't have a North directional legend to at least help you navigate the cat's cradle of trails w/a GPS or basic compass. The snowshoe trails can only be reached by traversing several miles on x-country trails. They are ungroomed, so be prepared for true backcountry shoeing if powder is deep. Also agree that the staff (?) is not only unfriendly and unwelcoming, but totally useless w/directions and/or assistance. Adding insult to injury are the incredibly high trail fees. It's big and usually has snow when other places don't, but it's bare bones. Oh, and you'd think the place was closed or abandoned by the look of the roadside sign that is totally disheveled, broken, rusted and even the name is missing a letter: "Pros_ect". Maybe if it wasn't so high priced I may have given it another star. Maybe.

Thank walkwoman
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Reviewed February 22, 2015

Expect to be greeted by a disheveled looking place. Sign missing letters. All kinds of junk on what appears to be a unused building across from where tickets are purchased. Very dark building where tickets are purchased. Very unfriendly clerk. No welcome to Prospect, no smiles, no enjoy your ski, pricing is quite high . They have a monopoly, so I guess they can. But there are plenty of other places to ski in Vt or Nh where prices are much less? The lodge is dark and definitely 50 years old or more. They serve food which is good, and fits the bill after a day of skiing.

Skiing here is like skiing in a rabbit's warren of trails. Trails come in from all sides after only 2 minutes of skiing. It is pretty basic here. Nothing very challenging. Hills are minimal, it is mostly flat. The Mountain Trail down needs to be reworked so that the turns are easier to navigate. I suspect it is a terrorizing ride for the average tourist. It is old style skiing.
Grooming is good, trails are unchallenging, and is tourist centric.

Thank Vermont68
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Reviewed January 28, 2015

Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center is a terrific place to enjou cross country skiing. They take pride in their well groomed trails. Their site seems to be a natural "snow bowl" as it gets more snow than most places in southern VT. The ski lodge is a great place to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate after a tour of their ski trails. They also serve good food. Try the chili in a bread bowl!

Thank JRenfrew
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Reviewed December 12, 2014

Prospect is a cross country skier's paradise. It has a fantastic trail system, with routes for all abilities -- some quite challenging -- and the grooming is first class. And thanks to the elevation, Prospect gets much more snow than the surrounding areas. It's not unusual to be able to ski into early April, long after all the snow in Bennington had melted. The lodge is a little ramshackle but charming in its own timeless way. No glitz, but good food and a lovely wood-burning stove.

Thank Ken K
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Prospect Mt. frequently has snow when surrounding areas do not and this makes it a good destination for x-c skiing. They do a good job of grooming for both track-set and skate skiing. There is also a spacious lodge where you can get food and they have a ski shop. They are located 7 miles east of Bennington. It is always good to check their event calendar since they host high school and college races and these events can/do interfere with skiing.

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