A two-stage gondola takes you from the Village to mid-mountain, from which you can reach both fast quad chairs. Be prepared for extreme cold, with the potential for temperatures as low as -40C to be recorded.
Resort altitude: 510m
Lower slopes: 510m
Upper slopes: 2225m
Total pistes: 3121acres
Moving carpets serve small beginner areas at the bottom and at the gondola mid-station. There are long, winding green runs from mid-mountain and the very top.
Most blues are steepish and suit adventurous intermediates best. The Ripper chair accesses the easiest blues. And there's a 15km-long blue/green run from top to bottom. But the intermediate groomed terrain doesn't add up to much (the claimed 45% gives a misleading impression).
Experts are in their element here. On skier's left, there are exceptionally long top-to-bottom black runs (not exceptionally steep), which are often groomed. On skier's right, reached by traversing and possibly hiking from the top chairlift, is the entirely ungroomed North Bowl. This has excellent steep open slopes at the top giving way to gentler woods at the bottom; for many the major challenge, though, is access through the band of cliffs at the top. There are about 10 identified ways in, ranging from merely tricky Meet the Neighbours to much more scary options, some now marked on the trail map as double-diamond runs.
Between the long blacks and North Bowl are several big areas of glades with nicely spaced trees. And there are further wide areas of glades served by the Ripper chair, below North Bowl. The ski school runs affordable day and half-day Inside Tracks groups, to show you terrain to suit your ability - exactly what you need on this hill.