Family friendly, great snow-making
Lack of expert terrain
The Mohawk Mountain used to be for 8 years my "backyard" ski area. I skied there about 65 days during one winter couple years back. They have a great snow-making for Connecticut and are typically open as early as most large ski areas in Vermont. Mohawk is very family-friendly, not the right place for party animals (located in a state park = no alcohol served...). A great place for the small ones - two magic carpets and wide bunny hills.