butternut is a great family mountain. it has a nice array of trails. But it is often WAY to crowded and draws most of the people that chose between catamount and butternut. the terrain is not as good as catamount and, although butternut has high-speed lifts, you get much more skiing at catamount. the trails are crowded and you wait 30 minutes to get on a lift. It's ridiculous. Try to avoid butternut if u have another choice. its just not worth it.