Ratings are based on Southwest MI. The snow has been fine for being mostly man made and well groomed. All trails open when we went. The lift rates for kids are too high. Most resorts have a discount for kids 10 and under. Paying full price for a 7 year old is pretty hard to shell out which limit our trips to Bittersweet even though it is our favorite place in SW MI. Timberridge and Swiss Valley make it more affordable for a family with young kids.