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.
Ok. You're skill level is beyond mine if u r doing Anything
in the park besides looking and feeling your butt get sore from just imagining dropping in!!
Check out the web site for Boyne. B mnt. They Had a half pipe spring of '11 but can't recall if they did last season. The resort @ Boyne Mnt is definitely more "Party" oriented. Couple popular (...read crowded) bars right there. Live bands on weekends etc. highlands is a bit more "Family".
Grand Mnt. Lodge @ B mnt. Is pricey but really nice rooms.
For the XMas holiday. You will have to reserve very soon. They book solid fast for those dates.