Pros: chutes; easy access to back side
Cons: not all that big; farthest drive from SF
First off, two-for-Tuesdays means a $35 lift ticket. That is the best deal you will get, anywhere short of season pass.
The chutes are INSANE. It was a 60 degree day when I was there but the chutes had perfect winter snow because they are always in the shade. You can only do one run at a time on the chutes (unless I missed how to get back there from the lift which took me to the backside high speed 6) so make it count...but this is great west coast skiing
There's a high speed lift on both the front and back side both going to the peak so you can ski either side of the mountain at any time, unlike other hills where it takes forever to traverse one side to the next. Tons of wide, smooth trails with good pitch for people who like that style...bumps for people like me....even some beginner stuff.
This is a mountain for skiers though...bring your snowboarder friends to Alpine Meadows...come here with people who want to check out lots of different terrain and do a ton of skiing, fast