Powder Ridge in Middlefield is an ideal family and beginner ski area. They offer lessons for adults and children, and have two dining areas - the Café has meal or just a light snack, the café has burgers and fries to soup and salad. Hot Chocolate, soft drinks, coffee, tea and sports. Lunch or dinner at the Slope Side Restaurant & Bar is Wednesday thru Sunday. You can come in from skiing or lessons and warm up by the fire with a great view of the mountain or watch one of the big screen televisions. They are open on most holidays and offer a group rate to groups if you want to organize an event. They have several trails of various levels of difficulty; from easy beginners trails to the most difficult "insane terrain." A nice place for family outings that each can ski according to their ability and meet up for a meal together.