I guess I am your so-called flatlander, but I love A-basin for the great terrain and immediate lift access. I live Fresno, CA but have frequent business in Boulder, CO. Every time I get a chance I hit A-basin, not Vail, Keystone, Breck, or any of the other big resorts. I go for the riding not the amenities. I am a season pass holder to Squaw Valley in Tahoe (heaven on Earth), but love A-basin just as much. Comments like, “Many who complain are urban woosie flatlanders who feel the need to be pampered and serviced. Those are the same people who are having alot of problems with weight gain, and having children who shoot others in school”, are immature and probably what turn the guy off to A-basin. Every place has it perks and downsides. Don’t talk trash; just do what you like to do. Thanks, JustRide!!!!