My husband and I learned to ski and snowboard at the Peek, my kids (now with kids of their own ) learned to ski at the Peek and now my grandkids are skiing and snowboarding with lessons at the Peek. We bring all our friends who can and cannot ski to the Peek. It is the most user friendly with the greatest staff. We have never been dissapointed with the staff, instructors, kids ski school, hotel staff (we stay and play once or twice a year). This is the only family friendly ski resort around and we ski Seven Springs, Holiday Valley, Hidden Valley and Blue Knob, but only take our grandkids to the Peek. We have been going to the Peek for over 25 years. The peek is a great place to learn to handle all the challenges of skiing and if you can ski everything at the peek comfortably then nothing out west will overwhelm you.