"Didn't have the best of times there, so hear me out on this one.
Lifts are horrible. Slower than those at Timberline. Even Whitegrass has faster lifts.
Snowmaking is non-existent. What are those guys thinking? They only get 200 inches of snow a year.
Base area ammenities, including lack of running water, lighting and a roof over your head, leaves a lot to be desired... etc etc etc"U No Wat JohnL
this is THE exact type of RANT I expect to hear from oVerPrIviLeged yuppies LIKE you. Always want to BE pampered, EVERY resort has tO be a Deer Valley, where's the chairlift footwarmers, BLAH BLah blaH.
You KNOW, some of us LIKE MPC with its low-kEy atmosphere. Some of us DIG THE rustic amenities the resORt offers. Just because YOU think THEY need A roof IN their BASE lodge DOESN't mean THEY should- HoW else are PeoPLe going TO learn how to ski if everyone keeps hitchin' up detachable lifts and uber-sophisiticated snowmaking fleets?
I, for one, LOVE the slow lifts. It keeps the riff-raff away. Yeah, sure, going with the Flintstones approach to lift operation might seem a bit primitive, but if they had a faster lift- one with power, for example- then they'd need snowmaking and suddenly it'd be people yak-yak-yakking on their cellphones and griping about dinner service in the base village.
So you know what, you can keep your Snowshoes of the world. I'm stickin' to keepin' it real. I'm down with MPC, baby!
ps- there's great lodging just east and north of the summit statue, "Roger Z's Cozy Tents" you can rent one for an affordable $147 a night (each additional person $40 extra, plus tax, doesn't include breakfast), includes lift tickets and free rentals. The rentals can usually be found lying around in the woods, if the snow hasn't covered them up and if there was a windstorm recently to shake them off the trees. Also there's a guy at the base that will rent mules if you get tired of the slow lifts, but mules are ornery things, it might just sit there in the pasture for hours.