I learned to ski at this area many years ago. All the lifts but one have been upgraded over the years to high-speed detachable quads. This makes for more skiing, less waiting and riding lifts. The terrain is suitable for beginner through advanced intermediate ski levels. There were no lines at the lifts and the snow and weather were good. The cost is much cheaper than Colorado where I have gone the last several years. There are lots of places to stay nearby in Lead or Deadwood. The hotels are also quite reasonably priced.