gondola, terrain parks, proximity
parking, don't go on a weekend
Don't know what it's like on a weekend, the reputation for crowds is so bad I haven't bothered to try.
During the week, my 2 kids and I have a great time!! The gondola is neat, don't see it very often and considering how many crashes we see around charlifts, it's seems much safer. We come here mainly for the terrain parks there are features for everybody: beginners thru experts. The trails are varied and interesting, and conditions have been good this season. There is not a better place for us to go to during the week for a daytrip!
Parking situation is tolerable but spaces are generally far from the lodge since you have to walk over a bridge that connects the lot and the resort. If you go to South, parking is no problem, but it doesn't open until noon on weekdays.