Solitude's blue cruisers are a notch steeper than you'll find at Brighton, Alta, Park City, etc. Not by a whole lot, but enough that an aspiring skier will be more intimidated there than at other places.
Where do you ski mid-atlantic? If you can ski the blacks at, say, Blue Mt. or 7 Springs you'll find plenty of terrain within your ability at Solitude, you just might not think of it as "easy cruisers".
For the original poster, their beginner kid would probably spend almost all of the day lapping the Moonbeam chair at the bottom of the hill. At Alta or Brighton they'd find some top-to-bottom trails.