yeah, i just started learning to snowboard there. I've been skiing my whole life and recently started snowboarding because my girlfriend wanted to learn (she doesn't really ski and I thought it would be good to find somekind of snow related activity for her to enjoy so we can go to CO together).
Anyways, I've been trying to get the hang of if after a few sessions and I'm not doing to bad. The downside is how hard and packed the "snow" gets there and it REALLY starts to hurt after you fall down during the course of a session.
Overall though, considering where we are, I don't mind using Hidden Valley. Its better than nothing.