My family has been skiing for about 4 years. Three years ago, in early April, we spent nearly a week at Big White. The weather was great. We received 17 inches of snow during our 3rd night there. The village area is in the center of the slopes so almost every room is nearly ski in/out. There are several nicer restaurants in the village. People were VERY friendly. We've been to several other areas since then, including Whistler, Telluride, Solitude/Brighton, Big Mountain in Montana and Keystone and our favorite ski area is still Big White. Weather can be a problem from what I read and hear but we really lucked out. The resort is very big and tons of beginner/intermediate runs. Scenery is only so-so and there is really nothing to do at night but for a family vacation this place was perfect. Oh, and did I mention inexpensive? It was very economical.