I appreciate the input. It sounds like I need to demo some more bikes are get educated on what's out there.
I am not new to mountain biking but I have been out of the scene for about 10 years, and a lot has changed. I also have done very little resort riding, but the little I have done has been super fun. My experience has been pretty much all cross country.
The shore was appealing due to its low cost entry level status to get my feet wet, but maybe it's best to hold out and save some cash to get a better bike.
1994 FZJ80. Elocked, MAF 3/2 Lift, BFG 315 KM2s, stock 4.10s, ARB bullbar and a Warn 8074 winch.
powered by an all-aluminum 335hp L33 Vortec V8
2004 Kona Stinky dee-lux.