I live with in 10 minutes of Bittersweet nd 20 minutes to Timberridge. Bittersweet is a much nicer place to ski. I have had my young children participate in the 'Timberwolves' kids ski program and we have also participated at Bittersweets "wee-ski' program. Not ony did Bittersweet cost less my kids learned a great deal more. The instructors were very good. The equipment operates smooth at bittersweet and the staff is always helpful and polite. The only thing the bothers me about Bittersweet are the large number of kids snowboarding and the language that they spew out in front of the little kids. It's a family place and sometimes their foul language is really inappropriate.