To the dude who gave A-Basin all "1's" the reason there is poop everywhere is no one picks up their dogs crap - don't blame the Basin for that!! $54 versus $81 - hhhmmmm which to choose? A-Basin is homely. Where in Vail can you use a microwave? Um.. maybe it is next to their $19 bottle of Coke! You are obviously a mediocre skier, thus you wouldn't appreciate that A-Basin classes a blue as a blue unlike Vail where their Blue run is really a Green. Sure A-Basin doesn't have all the stuff Vail does, but look at the ski area for what it is worth - amazing terrain, amazing views, NICE PEOPLE, where you two year old skis aren't judge and where you feel like a person. If you can't appreciate it, then you don't deserve to even ski the Legend.