Pros: Terrain, lifts, lack of crowds, SNOW, view,grooming
Cons: weather, lift lay-out,sometimes the snow
Been skiing this hill pretty hard for 3 years, don't think any 2 days have ever been the same. An amazing number of bowls to to choose from if you want to hike a bit you can double it. And yes there is snow in them, lots of snow. The weather and visibility can truly suck sometimes but there are lots of trees to help out with that. There are so many different major bowls that you ski many require riding 2 lifts but weekdays there are NO LIFT LINES so not much waiting around.
Northway chair is the newest big thing here and it tells the story of this MT Boyne owns this speed-bump, 2 years ago they put in a new 2K vertical double chair and all the terrain is black or double black, and it is all groom it yourself; what a playground. You have a lot of traverses to get to some of the goods and you will ski bumps to get back to the chair, but is worth it. There are 2 chairs with this type of goods on it, so if you can turn both ways you have a playground. You are in the Cascades so the snow can be heavy, but it can also be very light (much like the snow @ Alyeska). Another attitude point there is no terrain park,but there is a racing program.
Very little village, has the feel of a very large day ski area. There are still lots blues and greens for friends and family. There are better ski areas in the world, but not in Washington. This place is well worth a day.