Thunder Ridge is the worse ski resort I have ever been to. I would not recommend this resort to anybody, especially somebody trying to teach their kid to ski. I was working with my 4 1/2 year old son on the bunny slope, when the owner came out and said that I could not be on the bunny slope with him unless I bought a lift ticket. He referred me over to a small area where there was a thin layer of snow with dirt and grass coming through and said that parents were allowed over there. His claim about the lift bicket was a bunch of bull, as there was another guy who had a lift ticket there. He said that the guy told him he needed to rent ski boots to go to the bunny slopes. Additionally, it was empty there, so it is not as if there was a need to think people out. I have been skiing at more than 30 ski resorts, and this is the first time that I have ever had a negative experience. Have fun skiing somewhere else.