not crowded, well groomed, fast lift, great mountain and runs
expensive (look for deals)
Our family spent 3 nights during Christmas break last year. I've heard some bad things about this place before I go, but that was a joke except the ticket price. Ticket at booth was way expensive, but I found out that there're several ways to save $$; order online in advance, weekdays multiday tickets are really steal, and look for adult and child combo tickets.
First of all, we never waited in line for lifts. Not crowded at all. The groomer was going around during the day time. It was really cold but one of the days was POWDER DAY!! It was GREAT all day long! Blacks were really blacks at Garnite Peak (unlike other places). Awesome! All staffs showed their professionalsm.
The downside is that the HWY 39 was horrible. We travelled from Chicago. It was OK until Portage (90/39), but after the split, roads were icy and only one lane was cleaned.
In overall, it's worth the visit for a longer stay.