Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
So, we've spent a winter getting acquainted with Yawgoo via lessons for the kids and some recreational outings, and I have to say I am impressed. Now, it's not a huge mountain (and I've skied mountains all over N.E. and out west), so anyone expecting something comparable and then complaining about it needs to get realistic. I think Yawgoo has done an exceptional job carving out interesting trails on what essentially is sloping terrain into a valley. The trails are varied and enjoyable .. and they are great for beginners to intermediates to work on technique. In fact, I am actually surprised at how many trails they offer. Now their black diamonds are not comparable to bigger resorts, but for beginners, they're challenging enough and a great confidence booster. I am also impressed with how the staff keeps the place open. This winter - 2018 - has been mild with lots of rain and 40F days, but Yawgoo continues to keep most of trails open, and in good shape. Whoever is in charge of trail maintenance is doing a great job. Lastly, the lesson program. The lessons are fantastic for any level, especially newbies. They're well organized, the right size as far as student to teacher ratio, the instructors are great, and the facility really caters to families. We plan on sticking with Yawgoo for some time with lessons and season passes. It's really a great place to ski in Southern RI ... remember that, you're skiing in Southern Rhode Island. If you live in the area, it's pretty special that you get to drive a short distance and get some skiing in at an enjoyable and affordable place.