Good snow, terrain, trails. Not crowded reasonable pricing
Old slow lifts. Nothing near it.
My fiance and I visited Elk Mountain this weekend and it was a great experience. The mountain had a crowd but I never waited more than two groups to get on the lift. The snow was in great shape and the trails were interesting with a challenge to it. Great views and a great price. After being to Bear creek and other resorts closer to the city I can tell you the half hour extra is so worth it to avoid a significant amount of the crowd. This mountain seems perfect for those beginners starting to hit intermediate as the intermediate terrain is vast and varied to provide new and different challenges.
The only con for the mountain is that it is dated and therefore, the lifts are slow and the lodge is nothing to write about.