great parks; logical trail/lift layout
lack of technical terrain, crowded
If you're in the area, we assume you're considering not only Vail / Beaver creek, but A-Basin as well. In this particular pairing, you're not going to see the same amenities or vast terrain, but the quality of the Rockies is there nonetheless. Just make sure you're open to the idea of doing at least a few park laps, as the setups they have going on there are among the best around.