I was there for the 3rd time for 2 weeks in the first half of January, and oh my god, what an incredible experience. Sure, there were problems with the lifts, but that's life in the ski biz. The owners seem like they care, because I heard that they are completely overhauling the electricity system there, which caused problems with the lifts in the first place.
rafters is an awesome little pub. the lodge might be a bit worn down, but the owner has only been there for like 4 years now, and it takes time to get together the cash to rebuild everything, but i heard it was coming along with new chairs and everything. that's what the condos are for, people!
for those of you who don't like red (see below), maybe you should put on your bogner fartbag and take your screaming kids and trophy wife off to vail. red is for people who like it real.