Pros: extras like a nice lodge, theatre, ice skating, and snow shoe trailes. A few steep runs, some nice blues. Gondola going up can be nice for tourists.
Cons: Limited terrain for beginners. Long lineups at the beginner runs. Gondola going up is a mixed blessing because it can get super busy.
I've had a pass here for two seasons. It's a good local hill with some added bonus attractions if you have out-of-town guests or if you have kids who need a distraction besides just going skiing. Of the three local Vancouver hills this one does the most marketing and they try the hardest in terms of trying to be a mini-resort.
The attractions include a movie theatre that shows two different 30 min features during the day. There's a couple snow shoe trails that are becoming popular. Plus an outdoor skating rink. During the summer they have bears, interpretive talks, a birds of prey show and a lumber jack show.
But the real reason you're here is the skiing right? The snow is usually dependable with a >200 cm base considered an average year. The beginner terrain is limited and there's a big difference between the beginner "Paradise" run and the green run "The Cut" which sometimes scares a lot of newbies. The intermediate runs are mostly based on the other side of the hill - serviced by another chairlift. If you're comfortable with blues and blacks then head over to Olympic chair right off the bat to avoid the crowds at the bottom of The Cut. There's a few mogul runs and a few steep ones as well. The blue ones are OK although I'd classify Upper Peak and Blue Face as dark blues - both have moguls and can be difficult in icy conditions.
There's some really nice views from The Cut and from the top of The Upper Peak. If you're a terrain park person there's 3 areas that you'll want to visit. The Cut has features on either side (it's a very wide run). And it allows you to be seen by those on the chairlift. The Sidecut also has a few rails and jumps as well - but hidden from the chairlift if you're an exhibitionist.
The gondola brings guests up from the parking lot. It's quite pricey if you are only coming to snow shoe. But if you're a tourist you may enjoy the view coming up. During busy season (Christmas break, spring break) the lineups for the gondola to get back down can get pretty long during rush hour (around 5 pm) so try to plan your departure for before or after that.
The chalet is nice although seating is limited for the food court downstairs. Upstairs there's a decent pub (with some pricey but OK food) and also a fancy restaurant with nice views. The staff are mostly very friendly and my daughter has taken week-long lessons for two Christmases in a row and has had very friendly and competent instructors both times.