I'm a from Florida so any ski trip requires a lot of travel. Truth is I have never skiied east before my February trip to Timberline, this was a second trip for the season after CO. It looked like as far north as I would want to drive for a road trip and I wanted a cheap trip. It turned out to be pretty inexpensive compared to out West. I had a pretty fun time there, you got to be realistic about your expectations. I think they are having a weird weather year. I had a few good snow days followed by days where it warmed up quickly. The resort staff was great, they can make a ton of snow and were blowing snow and grooming when ever the temps permited. I skiied Monday thru Friday, lift lines were no problem but the crowd did pick-up on Friday. Trails are narrow and of course can be icy. It is a small area and some might get bored quickly. I'll probably return but only after I've exhausted my budget for traveling west.