def wanna second Paul on the park at Ober!
Those guys have a setup that is above and beyond what the actual mtn. of Ober is (a tourist attraction for those who have never been skiing...sorry Paul, but you know it). They change the features up a lot too, so there is always new stuff for me. Can't wait to see what they have in store for next season, especially since I'll have my season pass.
The mountain itself sucks, cause it is small and filled w/ alot of people who have never skiied before, but it's the closest mtn. to me, being about 45 mins away. and a season pass is pretty cheap if you buy ahead of time. I wish ober would work at making a few more runs. There is a lot of land around the trails they currently have that could be developed. Sadly, money is the name of the game and Ober isn't gonna invest all that money for new trails when most of the people are happy enough w/ how it is now.
I guess Cataloochee and Beech mtn. are the next two closest to Ober. If anyone is down to go on a Friday or even for a weekend lemme know. I'm all for it!