A Basin is a great mountain..As are all colorado resorts on varying days. I've read reviews for many places. Any person who gives any colorado resort a negative review is ignorant.
Given the number of resorts here in Co there is something for everyone. Don't complain about Vail, Beaver Creek prices..They are world class resorts with high end accomadations and awesome terrain. If your on a budget you may select another destination. Most bad reviews come from inexperienced tourist that don't know the mountains. I've been to most resorts in the state and they all have pros and cons. If you want a family vibe check out keystone, breck, copper, Winter Park (which is great), if your lookin to spend some $$ and ski the best its Vail, Beav, Aspen, Telluride..If you want a backcountry feel then its loveland ski area, wolf creek, silverton, monarch. Or if u wanna ski free jus hit loveland pass..Dont bother with berthoud pass cause i will already b trackin it out..