I'm 52 years old and grew up in New England and have skied at most of the resorts there and worked at quite a few to get through college. HV doesn't have much vertical but, it has a wide variety of terrain and good uphill capacity. The older I get my brain writes checks my body can't cash. So the shorter runs are fine. I put as much emphasis now on the lodges (bars) as I do the skiing and and at HV and Ellicottville they rival anything anywhere for a good time. My wife Julia and I are Realtors on Chautauqua Lake 45 minutes away and we like Ellicottville so much we just purchased a fractional at the Tamarack Club.