It's the first real snow I've found in the East...real, genuine fluffy stuff. Timberline is a very laid back venue...not a lot of flash. It's more about the skiing than the "seein'" and being seen. Like everywhere else, the snowboarders settle like flocks of Canadian geese on the lawn. The terrain parks is mediocre at best. As others have noted, the lifts are slow and the resort itself is pretty basic. But if you're there to actually ski/board, the long green and blue runs are a delight for beginners. My husband is an expert Colorado telemark skiier and he loves Timberline's expert runs...many in the trees. We got season passes this year having found Timberline to offer the most variety, the best snow, and the best value in the East.