This moutntain is definately the best on the east coast. The weather has not been very cooperative the past two years, but considering the circumstances the resort has tried to accomadate people the best it can. I have been snowboarding there for 6 years and I love it. It's a great option especially for local people to go without the expense of a long trip and lodging. The best time to go, obviously, is during the week, not on weekends when there are many tourists in the area. However, if you do not live locally, it still isn't too crowded if you avoid the holidays. Overall it's a great inexpensive place to visit with a really nice park and many trails.