Pros: Close, inexpensive, friendly, pleasant location
Cons: Little challenging terrain
I live in Southern CT, so Mohawk Mtn. is only an hour or so away from me. It's also affordable, esp. on weekdays when you can ski half a day for $20. This being the case, I occasionally find myself there when despite being busy I just can't wait to get out to use a new pair of skis/boots/balaclava/etc. I can leave New Haven in the morning, and be back by midafternoon having skied for four hours. It's in an area of the state that I really like and the people there have always been very friendly.
The downside, however, is that there just isn't very much terrain. There most challenging runs have few steep pitches and those they do have are so short that speed control isn't even really necessary. They tend to groom all of most of the runs as well. If they let more parts bump up, it might make them a bit more challenging. Still, spending a morning/afternoon/day there is enjoyable, particularly if you are with someone who is not a great skier and is looking to learn and improve.
While most of the terrain marked for advanced skiers is on the lift to the left looking up the mountain, I found some of my best runs came on the lift line trail that followed the other lift. It isn't turny or technical, but it was a nice place for carving and you could sneak back and forth between it and the adjacent trail with relative ease, which was fun.
Overall: not the most challenging terrain, but this is the kind of hill that I like is still around and near me.