Snow, location, snow, location.
Terrain, size, and obnoxious kids.
Buck is a great little hill that has a lot to offer for being such a tiny place. As other reviewers said, they usually have great snow. Maybe it is becuase they have less to manage so they can spend the time to make it right? They have the nicest lifts of any place in the mpls/stp area. Great beginner terrain. For those looking for challenging runs, this isn't the place for you, but it's great for families and intermediates. This is not a destination "resort", but if you live within half an hour, I don't see any reason to not own season pass here.