Staff, pricing, no crowds, ski instructors, family friendly, schitzmark bar
Only go once a year
I have been coming to Pine Mountain since the late 70's (used to stay at the Dickenson Inn for you old timers) and now I am taking my kids. They did a good facelift on the lodge common areas, but the lodge rooms look like they are still from the late 70's. Great hill to ski for the midwest and the price. Ski packages are reasonable and kids under 12 ski free. Ski instructors are great with the kids.
If you can lock the kids in the closet and sneak out at night, the small bar is a blast. Live bands and dancing.
I highly recommend Pine Mountain for families that live in the Midwest..