My wife and I spent three days there in mid December and it was more than we expected. Sure the lifts are slower, but the longest we waited in a line was probably 45 seconds. The snow was great then and could only be better now. We stayed at the lodge. It is stuck in the 1980's but was clean, comfortable and five minutes from the slopes. The new owners are making improvements.
The food and drinks at the hill are cheap and very good. The people are friendly and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Even on a Saturday you can have runs all to your self. I skied many runs from top to bottom and did not come within 100 yards of another skier! We did not hike Mirkwood (not that good of skiers) but skied Gino's glades and had a blast. I say go and have fun.