We love going to Northstar... So much that we bought a place up there. The staff is super family friendly, the instructors are amazingly experienced, the ski school is terrific and they take a lot of care to maximize customer enjoyment no matter what Mother Nature throws their way.
We used to love to eat lunch/dinner at the Ritz, and I have to say the service at the Ritz is markedly worse this year vs. last year. It's a shame, because it used to be such a fun place. Now, we avoid it like the plague.