Pros: Fair range of green and blue runs. Good value spring season pass. High-speed detachable quad. Lines usually limited.
Cons: Seldom has all lifts running. Can be very hard and icy. Terrain becomes familiar all too quickly.
Like most of the hills in the Ottawa, ON, area, Edelweiss (actually in Quebec) is small, with only 200m/660ft of vertical. It claims 20 runs on 1300 acres of skiable terrain served by three quad chairs and a magic carpet. It also has a terrain park ($15 extra) and a tubing area. However, I've never seen all three quads running and, in fact, I'm not sure that I've even seen two in action simultaneously. Nevertheless, the high-speed quad does put most of the terrain in reach. Again like most of the Ottawa hills, in my relatively limited experience, the snow is hard-packed to outright icy late in the season, with patches of bare ice on steeper sections, including those on green runs. This can obviously make matters difficult for beginners and challenging even for more experienced skiers. The lodge is quite generic and the food prices are extortionate - $3.50 (IIRC) for a machine-dispensed hot chocolate, for example - but exploiting the captive market seems to be typical of ski hills.
On the positive side, the lines move quite fast even on busy days. The beginner runs are mostly wide open, so traffic is seldom a problem and new skiers can travel at their own pace. The customer service is friendly and efficient. The terrain park has what looks like a decent variety of jumps and obstacles and seems quite popular, although I'm never likely to assess a terrain park myself.
My family consists of an 11 year old beginner snowboarder, a 14 year old beginner skier, their beginner mother and their intermediate father (me). We bought spring season passes for $69 each and, with the long winters here in central Canada, we expect to get more than our money's worth. However, I think we'll probably go somewhere with more varied terrain next year.