This is a great location for beginners. The trails are easy and fun, the staff is really helpful and nice. Everytime I have been the slopes were nearly empty, and I could find runs with nice powder even late in the day. The trail selection isn't very extensive but with Winter Park just around the bend it is a nice place to start. Another great feature is the ski in and ski out condos. Which makes things really hassle free when going with a group.