Winterplace is a family friendly environment that does know its market well. It caters to scouts and youth groups. Check out the buses in the parking lot on Saturday, but they have excellent services for teaching beginners and reasonable rates. Kids 5 and under ski free with a paying adult. I took my 5 year old on a Monday and had a ball. No lines and plenty of room to move. By the end of the day he was skiing down blues in control thanks to a simple 1 hour lesson with Ted in the ski school. Please realize weekends at this place are nuts! But if you want to learn to ski or want to have fun with your family. This is a good place to do it. Powder Hounds drop it and go back West!