We tried Mt. Peter for the first time last year. Our friend recommended it. After the season, we decided to purchase the seanson pass for 07-08. Yes - it is a smaller mountain with shorter trails, but it is perfect for the kids and family. My daughter, who is now six learned to ski there last year and my son, who is three and half is learning this year. The whole setting is very intimate that the kids are not overwhelmed. The snow making is quite impressive as well. Even after the warm weather and rain, the place somehow always managed to have decent amount of snow on the ground. The staff is usually very friendly and polite. Driving is quite convenient with very little traffic. I strongly recommend this place to families with young children and/or beginners.