Pros: Right down the road
Cons: 200 ft. of vertical
Yawgoo Valley is tiny. With just a couple hundred feet of vertical, there's not much reason to drive any distance to get here. They do a big night skiing business with local kids, and in fact many weekdays they don't open until 2:00 p.m., when the kids get out of school.
For the size of the place, it's surprising that they have two chairlifts and a rope tow, all of which run when it's busy. There are some flat spots on the hill, and my favorite run to minimize the flat is to ski Upper Ledges to Yellow Jacket, you can get a pretty consistent pitch all the way down that run. There are a couple of really really short steep pitches, one of which would be a legitimate black diamond if it were longer than the 10 or 15 feet it is.
The lodge is about what you'd expect for a place this size. They have a really nice two-sided stone fireplace in the middle, and I'd definitely recommend packing a lunch if you're going to spend the day here (they do sell food, but, well...).
This is a great place to bring kids who are learning to ski, stay for a few hours, and not spend hours driving somewhere bigger and better.
On the other hand, their tubing park is terrifying. It's way steeper than those I've seen elsewhere, and the one time I went, it was pretty icy and, like I said, terrifying. If I ever go back I'm definitely wearing a helmet. One of the local news guys went tubing a few years ago, and the film was of him screaming like a girl on the way down.
So, if you're in the area and really dying to ski, it's worth spending a few hours here. Bigger kids who want a thrill can try the tubing park.