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by: Linda - 13th December 2015

  • 5
  • 5Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
Wish they could expand

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I've been skiing Swain since the 80's and I think the staff now are the friendliest you can find. You always feel welcome. It's small but I think they have the best in the area unless you want to drive another 75 minutes to Holiday Valley. I really wish they could expand and they have added a few runs in the past few years but I'd really love to see more. I think they do the best they possibly can with snow making when the weather cooperates. So far this year, well it's Dec 12 and it was 63 degrees today! could be a while until they can get up & running this year. But when they can they have the snow making in progress. We have went other places, been disappointed and in the same day drove back to Swain to finish up the day.

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  • Danielle Titus (29th January 2019)

    I started boarding here, used to enjoy it, and love that it's close to home except Everytime I went over the last...

  • Linda (13th December 2015)

    I've been skiing Swain since the 80's and I think the staff now are the friendliest you can find. You always feel...

  • Jeff Kosakowski (9th December 2015)

    For a small resort, it offers a little bit of everything. There is a great variety of trails for all levels of...

  • Larry Seaman (27th December 2013)

    Been skiing Swain since highschool, back when it was a good area. I've had a pass for the last 35+ years but...

  • (21st December 2013)

    I have been going to Swain since 1982. It is small compared with the major New York and New England ski areas...

  • dlopiano (4th March 2013)

    I wouldnt recommend this mountain for beginners. The size and steepness of the mountain is favorable to beginners, however the conditions of...

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