We booked a last minute Presidents weekend trip here after we couldn't get our kids into any ski school basically in the northeast. Wasn't too sure what to expect after reading reviews, but wow was I pleasantly surprise. I have 3 kids ages 4, 8, and 10 all of which have never skied before. The ski school was awesome. They got the 8 and 10 year old on lifts by the end of the first day. The instructors were young and energetic. The staff running the school were organized and very helpful (especially Marie). There weren't any lines at all throughout the whole weekend. ANy line we waited on was in the beginner area, which is great for those who are learning and want a variety of trails. The mountain is filled with families. Having skied many places throughout the Northeast, we will be back to Catamount soon.