Pros: Great for families/beginners/classy(?)
Cons: Bad snow compared to Nubs, not many advanced hills (In my opinion)
I live fairly close to both Nubs Nob (10 Minutes) and Boyne Highlands (15 Minutes). Every time I skied, I went to Boyne. All of my friends went there and I was content with it. The hills aren't demanding, but were steep enough to let you pick up speed and make you feel cool about yourself. Great for beginners/transitioning intermediates. The problem with Boyne is their snow quality. I have a friend who has worked both places and according to him, Boyne grooms every 3 days while Nubs does it every morning and night. For beginning/off-and-on skiers, this isn't a problem, but for more serious skiers, this can make all the difference. Don't get me wrong, Boyne is a nice place, but compared to Nubs, it seems rather mediocre. Nubs is the "Local friendly spot", while Boyne is more "Tourist/resort" type of place.