I'm a trip advisor guy and have been coming to the Beast for years and wanted to share my thoughts with those considering skiing here. First, this is a real mountian. If you a skiers skier the pitch on some of the terrain is as steep as any thing in southern Vermont excepting 500 yards of Ripcord at Mt Snow. The Veritical is just enough to ski it top to bottom and feel like you got a good work out. For everyone else there are groomers for all abilites. Alas, not much in the way of bumps. Grooming and snow making are usually on par with Sourhtern Vermont. But the atmoshere and the lack of crowds is the real reason to come here. This is an old fashion hard core New England ski area. Think Mad River Glen south. There are still some originally cut narrow and winding trails and it just doesn't have the glitz or pretenciousness of a place like Stratton. Nobody sneers at you when you bring a picnic lunch. I also think it has to be the friendliest mountain too. Lots of kids, locals, families. We who ski there a lot always talk about trying to keep this place our own little secret. But trip advsior has been good to me and I wanted to share my local knoweldge even if I was going to get some grief from my buddies.
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