I go to Bittersweet mostly when not going Up North, and I think it is the best one in the area. I think anyplace in lower MI is good for beginners, not a whole lot of vertical going on down here.
That's mostly what I figured. I did most of my own learning at Mount Marquette, but I have no idea how the actual slopes down here compare to UP north...the bunny hill at Cannonsburg is actually trickier than the one in Marquette
. Right now, I'm just trying to get my girlfriend comfortable enough to tackle a green slope, so we're both on the same page as far as experience goes.