The stumps, bolders and other obstacles haven't been cleared (at least not from the advanced terrane) to facilitate snowmaking and grooming. The result is the best and most authentic skiing experience in the east. Lifts go top to bottom, so the runs are long and vertical. Uphill capacity is limited so you won't see a lot of people on your way down. No out of control snowboarder is going to crash into your kids here . . . in fact, snowboard are not allowed at all!
Don't imagine this to be a secret though . . . the signature single chair probably has the longest lines in the state during holidays and weekends when the snow is good.
Bring your rock skis and let'em rip.