If your comparing PNS to places out west you might as well stay home. However if you are saying PNS isn't challenging you obviously aren't trying to hard to find a challenge. Runs like hollywood or showtime when bumped up would be ranked as some of the hardest for sure in the southern Midwest and ranks high in the north even. When it comes to grooming PNS is pretty much amazing almost to the point of annoying for grooming out all the bumps! They have seven groomers which is more than some places that are 10 times the size of PNS have out west. Yes it does get icy in the evenings but when it gets up above freezing and then drops at night thats what happens. Most weekends they groom again at about 8PM for the late night. Weekends do get packed but it starts to empty out around 8 PM and then you can ski till 1 AM with fairly empty slopes. PNS has cheap lift tickets if you don't think so do some comparison shopping they are usually around 50% cheaper than a lot of places. Overall if you are looking to have a good time with out the expense of going out west hit up PNS.