We visited in December of '06 with our 8 year old and 4 year old. Both loved their ski instructors(Amazing what a stranger can accomplish in 45min, that we couldn't in a day). Short lift lines more than made up for fewer runs. The staff & other guests were DOWN TO EARTH & friendly. Not fancy, but comfortable. If you don't want to style your hair and worry about what to wear to dinner, but enjoy good skiing and DELICIOUS food. This is the place. We'll be back this year. So worth the 13 hour drive.