Pros: Nice, family-friendly local ski hill
Cons: Pretty tiny
Suicide Six is a nice little ski hill with just enough variety and size to make for a very fun day of skiing. It's especially nice to take the kids there and enjoy a laid-back, family friendly local atmosphere that's a nice contrast to what you might find a little further west on Route 4. We used to ski here all the time in college; it was fun then, and it's fun now.
I like both the runs under the main lifts; Show Off and The Face are challenging enough to keep you interested, and Double Dip is a nice, fun run that takes you right under the eastern lift and accesses the terrain park. Back Scratcher had some nice moguls on it the last time I was there; basically anyone who can ski mildly intermediate terrain can ski all of the blue and green runs at the hill. This is another great reason to take kids there; they can really ski the whole mountain if they want to.
I'm also a big fan of the Woodstock Inn, which owns Suicide Six now, so it's a very nice bonus if you're staying at the Inn to get to ski the Six basically for free. Kudos to Woodstock Inn for preserving one of the older and more historic Vermont ski areas. I like the food at Out of Bounds as well; good chili, good drinks, good fare for the kids. Check out Suicide Six if you're ever in the area; it's affordable, it's historic, and it's a fairly uncrowded place to ski with kids.