I bought a vacation home nearby in 2004 and have skied here a lot the past 4 winters. I think Mount Snow has a great variety of Terrain and an excellent layout. This season with new ownership showed a definate improvement in both snowmaking as well as staff morale and the overall vibe of the mountain. There can be crowds on the main face but I know how to avoid them. I usually ski the carinthia area, and then hop over to the northface via sunbrook, another strategy if you like the wide open blue cruisers on the main face is to use the Ego alley and lift #7 chairs rather than the Grand summit Express Chair, they serve basically the same trails but almost never have any lines. The North face is worth a look just to see the view of Somerset Resevoir though most of the North Face trails are extremely challenging. One way to visit the North face without having to ski down those steep trails is to take the Canyon Express lift and go straight down River Run, a nice blue with a view up the legendary ripcord double black trail. Then take either of the two north face chairs up allowing you to look at the North face trails to see if you can handle them, if not you can go back down on easy stuff from the top. Also be sure to check out sundance and Ridge (super open blue cruisers. For tree skiers there are several fantastic glades including a pretty easy wide open glade at Carinthia called Sap tapper.