I made reservations 6 months in advance and they overbooked ... which actually ended up being to my advantage because I got a great upgrade, however, I was sent on a wild goose chase before I ever got to unpack the car.
The ski area (what I had an opportunity to see and ski) was nice, but I spent WAY TOO much time in lift lines. I go skiing to swoosh down the hill, not stand uncomfortably in line like a bunch of cattle. Winter Park is my choice. Yeah, it doesn't have much of a nightlife, but I go to the mountains to ski, not party.