Cascade is great for what it is... A 700 foot mountain! The cost of the lift is the same as you will get anywhere in Wisconsin, however the food is very expensive. The good news is that you can bring your own food!
Lots of terrain for all levels to work on technique. I know that all the little people care about is terrain parks and there are 3 areas set up for this type of rider.
The snow is always in good shape in the am and then begins to deteriorate towards the end of the day (Like any place that is mostly man made snow).
On my last trip I had no issues with the snow or even the crowd. I was there on a Saturday afternoon and it was fairly crowded however at all of the most popular lifts they had a person directing who was up next and this really kept the flow of people moving instead of people being rude and cutting in line.
Overall, I've never been disappointed in Cascade and recommend it to any midwest skiier!