Skill level, I would say intermediate to advanced. We usually have a season pass at blue mountain. Some park but mostly downhill. I would like to try half pipe again, it's been about ten years. My husband loves glades runs. Also we're staying for a couple days so nightlife and resort are important too.
I think Highlands is the only resort that still builds a halfpipe. They have a small amount of gladed terrain, too.
Highlands is close to city of Petoskey and also basically across the street from Nub's. For the money, I'd stay in Petoskey where there should be enough casual dining and some night spots, and you can enjoy both Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob. Boyne Mountain about 45 mins south, and not much going on in that vicinity outside of the small resort area (Gaylord 20 mins away is the nearest town, very affordable lodging there but not a lot of excitement).