I live about an hour away, I have my own gear and I'm used to icy slopes, so Sugar is just fine. It's great that it has some longer runs, though I wish they'd invest in a high-speed lift. It's a looong way to the top on a cold day. But then, lift tickets would probably go up in price and I'm fine with $25 for a 4-hour weeknight session. Because I live close, I can go when conditions seem good and that's the key to an enjoyable time. I don't think I'd spend a whole day here - too many people and not enough runs. I expect it's a good place to learn because there's nothing too intimidating. I've never eaten there and I don't need equipment or facilities so no comment on any of that except that the bathrooms are generally clean.