Snow, People, Location, Mountain
It's not 30 minutes from my home
First, having a wonderful mountain of this caliber (American spelling) within 35 minutes of downtown is amazing. It would be like having Sugarbowl or Sierra at Tahoe 40 minutes from San Francisco, or Mt. Hood 30 minutes from Portland.
The staff here are awesome and super friendly. Good park, good conditions, great terrain for a cruising guy like me. Lift lines when super fast, even on a powder day. Parking was a breeze, the whole damn thing was so good I'm bummed I was there for one day. Luckily for me, I'll be back in 2010 for the Olympics!
Easily into the top-5 places I've snowboarded.