Visitor reviews for Thunder Ridge Ski Resort
Ski Resort Rating: Rate Thunder Ridge
January 29, 2017
Layton from United States
I disagree with the review above. You take Thunder Ridge for what it is....very close (if you don't want to do a drive), inexpensive, and good just to do some skiing and enjoy being outside for a few hours. Thunder Ridge doesn't advertise as the 'resort' of the Northeast nor does it want to be. Great to go for a few hours of skiing and have fun with friends and family. You don't choose Thunder Ridge for challenging terrain and for a 3 mile train run, you go to practice your skiing and have some close to home fun. The review above doesn't get it! Also, this reviewer doesn't know his resorts and to even mention Jiminy Peak as a hidden gem is wrong. Everyone knows about that one including Butternut. Well.... I have a better one in the area and of course will not tell. Way better than Jiminy and Nut, more trails and no crowds. Do your homework if you want to know which resort I am referring to because I am not giving it away!
November 29, 2006
Mike from United States
Thunder Ridge is the biggest waste of time. Many locals feel it is a good place to learn to ski/board because its cheap and close, but in less then 40 minutes you can get to other ski resorts with inexpensive rentals, lift tickets, and much better beginner trails. The most important thing to remember is that it sucks to wait on a lift line, so why would you want to wait on a line every 3 minutes because each trail (all 3) only takes 2.5 minutes to get down. The other area ski resorts with decent trails and snow, i.e., Windam and Hunter get way too crouded, but there is one hidden that I'm reluctant to say but Jimney Peak just across the NY border in Mass. is the best. I have been a frequent visitor there for the past 12 years and I love the place. It sometimes gets a little crowded, but the park is pretty good, they have really easy to pretty difficult trails, and they have really cheap night ski tickets. Of course if I had the time and funding I would greatly favor Killington, Pico "Ungroomed!!" Sunday River, and for those kick ass wooded trails I love Mount Snow. Killington might be the best in the east because you can't get bored of it.