On February 18th I brought my family to Alpine and we had such a great time. We try to make this an annual event on Presidents weekend, last year we went to one of the larger ski areas in the area and it was nuts. I think we spent more time in line than we did actually skiing, the kids were almost done before we actually made it to the snow! Anyway, we were told about Alpine so we thought we would give it a try and we are so glad we did. We arrived at the ski area and were first surprised by the amount of snow they had on the slopes, tough winter for snow this year, we parked right in front of the lodge, for free! We went into the lodge purchased our tickets, went through rentals and on the snow in less than 30 minutes. I think we had over 30 runs in before our legs gave out, no lift lines, unbelievable. I think an expert skier would be bored quickly here, but for families with small children looking to learn or just ski/Board this place is the place to be.