I think my best days of riding I've ever had have been out at Searchmont. The drive out to the resort is amazing, and the entire area around the resort is so scenic. When you pull into the parking lot, you know you are in a small ski village, and right away it is a great atmosphere. The lodge is wonderful with a huge fireplace area and comfortable booths and just overall a nice setup. There is also a nice bar and great food.
On to the riding, well if you get the opportunity to go up during a weekday, you will practically have the entire mountain to yourself. And the weekends still have the shortest lift lines I have ever seen. The locals are very knowledgeable and friendly. The snow conditions are great at Searchmont, with heavy snowfalls caused by the lake effect snow from Lake Superior. The terrain is great, ranging from back country tree runs where you can spend all day taking different runs, to perfectly groomed open trails. I enjoy Searchmont as much as anywhere, and it is very reasonably priced.