Peek'N Peak & SnowshoeThere is no question that Holiday Valley has better terrain than Peek'N Peak - and no changes in recent years that I know of. But, the reasons I will sometimes go to Peek'N Peak are (1) very small crowds - I mean, this place is ridiculously UNCROWDED on weekends, which is when I go - hardly ever much of a lift line; (2) closer; (3) cheaper - I get a 4-hour ticket and just ski non-stop for those 4 hours, and, yes, you can get a 4-hr on Sat or Sun; (4) cheap and good on-mountain food - someone forgot to tell them to gouge their customers. It DEFINITELY is NOT Holiday Valley, it's not a whole weekend trip - but, it's a great quick day trip or way to warm up for the season. Just don't go expecting great terrain. They do a good job with snowmaking & grooming, and they do have some runs with bumps, but mostly it's fairly tame.
Snowshoe - ugh! I'm sorry, I would like to like it, I know there are people who do, and if it's the closest place for someone to go, I'm sure they enjoy it. But, I HATE Snowshoe; I made that 6 hour drive from my house for a weekend and it sure wasn't worth it in my book. The terrain is boring....think Peek'N Peak with more vertical, actually - just a bunch of parallel runs down the mountain. Yes, all the runs were open when I was there, including the 'exciting' Western Territory - which is just two really, really long runs, with a few steep sections including one with ice bumps. No glades anywhere, a few runs with bumps. The place is also a total zoo - incredibly crowded, with the added bonus that I have NEVER in my life seen so many out-of-control skiers barreling down the mountain in their flying wedges. Poor lift line control and etiquette as well. Maybe being so far south, the place seemed to attract a disproportionate amount of people who seemed to have no clue how to ski, or about the skier responsibility code. Yes, people have to learn someplace, and yes, it is important to be patient with beginners and new people to the sport, but the percentage of the clueless to the informed who could possibly guide them was just so skewed, it was frightening and not worth my hard earned money and time!
Sorry if I slammed someone's favorite resort, maybe I just hit it at a bad time (although it was not a holiday weekend, just a normal weekend), but from Cleveland, Seven Springs and Holiday Valley are closer and superior in everything except pure vertical. Just my humble opinion. When you consider it is 8 hrs to Vermont vs. 6 to Snowshoe, I think you'd be kicking yourself, because Snowshoe isn't cheap.
(Now, if you want to go to Snowshoe to mountain bike - yum, it is worth the drive for that!!!!!!!)