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“Prospect is a gem”

Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center
Reviewed January 27, 2016

Prospect Mountain is a gem in southern Vermont. Being located at around 2,000 feet, they get snow when other cross country places get rain or nothing. The season usually starts early and the snow stays in to April. The trails are interesting, well groomed, and un-crowded. The food is exceptional and the bacon/cheeseburger is a favorite. I ski there whenever I can driving 30 minutes each way. I would recommend it as a day trip to anyone within 100 miles of more looking for a great day of cross country skiing.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

Have had great times skiing at Prospect Mountain. Reasonable prices, friendly and helpful ski shop attendant and she is an expert at waxing cross-country skis. Trails are well-groomed and fun. Looking forward to returning this winter!

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the second year my husband and I have had season passes to Prospect and we couldn't be more pleased. The location is great for receiving snow, and the grooming is top notch for maintaining snow. The trail maps and markings don't necessarily indicate how difficult or how long the trails are, but once you've gone for a bit, you figure it out and there's usually other skiers around you could ask for directions if necessary. Quite a few customers are regulars and know the trail system. The lodge offers a warm wood burning stove and variety of food options that seem heavenly after a hard day of skiing. The lodge stays open late which is a bonus compared to many places that close at 4:00/4:30.

Date of experience: March 2015
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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.

Date of experience: March 2015
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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.

Date of experience: February 2015
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