I go to Alpine Valley once a week during winter and i've been doing so for 3 years. The on-hill experience is pretty good considering this resort is in south east michigan. The runs are not anything special- very easy (they claim to have doulble blacks but they should be blue squares). The lodge is ok it is very old but has a nice fire place. Don't rent from Alpine because they're rental facility is really bad and broken down. Most of the staff are rude. the terrian park has good ideas. They have good rails and good jump ideas but they are all poorly put in. The rails would be awesome if they were not lopsided all the time. When the park crew (which i dont even think snowboards) happens to put a rail or jump in right it is great fun. The park is lit for night riding also.