I live in California and snowboard at several resorts throughout the state, but as far as out of state, Steamboat is the only Mountain I will go too. I've been Going there since the early '90s and I can tell you that every year has been perfect. It is the only mountain in North America that has the famed "Champagne Powder". Not to mention Mavericks, the longest Super pipe in North America. And as far as a review I read complaining about the Advanced trails not being groomed, thats because Steamboat dosn't groomthem. It adds to the difficulty, thats why they are advanced. This Mountain has the best snow in CO, the best Hospitality, and the best resort over all. Excellent food on the Mountain, its pricy, but worth it. Some of the Views on the lifts are pretty amazing too. I often find my self gazing in amazement at the beauty, even though I've going been there for over 15 years.