Ultimately the bottom line is going to be - do the amenities work for you and your family? In the winter, Masthope shines as far as skiing is concerned. Homeowners enjoy the fact that season lift tickets (for immediate family members - parent,s grandparents, children, grandchildren, up to 12 total) at no additional cost on top of the dues. There are also cross country ski trails and ATV's are allowed. There is a restaurant, deli/convenience store, lunch counter, and arcade on top of the mountain. Yes, renters and guests are charged an additional fee. This is normal for almost any community.
Masthope is the only community in Wayne or Pike County that offers ALL of the following: horseback riding, skiing, allows ATV's, access to the Delaware River, swimming beach and outdoor swimming pool, motorboat lake Westcolang, and much more.
The entire area is more quiet in the winter - but Masthope is the only game in town for Wayne and Pike County (at the current time) for skiing.