Silver Mountain is a fun mountain for many reasons. I suggest this mountain. They do sometimes have lift problems but they always get it taken care of. The gondola is fun and safe because they wouln't still have it up if it was dangerous and it saves you gas! They do have a terrain park which is not as good as schweitzers but still fun and has much to offer until you master it all. Its perfect for family's to have fun but if you suck, go to lookout or something and stay off the fresh powder. Especially you people that can't ride powder so just plow over it. they have a nice setup up there. thats all i know. but umm... schweitzers better!!!