Northstar is a great place to take the family.
Vouchers available at various retail outlets (Mel Cottons, REI, Helm, etc.) let you get lift tickets for $51 for adults. Quad packs for kids are $59 good for 4-days any time during the season.
Free parking is limited and if you get there late you have to shuttle in from a distant lot.
I drop the family and equipment off at the village, park the truck, and then walk/shuttle back as necessary.
At the end of the day, we use the free ski check at the Gondola building to stow our skis/poles overnight thereby avoiding having to carry them through the village each day we ski.
There are a lot of cruiser type terrain, but not much advanced.