Andes Tower Hills was a good place for the very first of beginers. First of all it isn't very easy to find... nearly impossible to get around some of the corners to get there if it is slippery. Their drive is gravel and not very good condition. I was very pleased to see smiling faces inside the chalet. However I was not impressed with the time that it took to get to the top of the "towering hill", all 300 ft. vertical of it, and to be back at the bottom in a fraction of the time. I really think an expansion off of the back of the hill would be ideal and faster lifts. I was also very dissapointed to find that their was no half-pipe anywhere to be seen and the terrain park was still being formed at the end of January. Great food inside, a lot of it was home made, if you were willing to spend an arm and a leg to get a quick meal. Overall I would recommend this resort to a first year skier or snowboarder but wouldn't even bring it up to an experienced rider.