vast acreage; great village
$, takes long to get to certain areas
Anyone who knows anything about American ski resorts knows about Colorado, and anyone who knows anything about Colorado knows about Vail. In many ways, this resort is like the U.S. Whistler, but with some slight differences. To get from one area to the other, one must often take long catwalks from one lift to the other. To get to Mongolia bowl, you'd have to take a tow-lift and traverse. The effort is mostly rewarded, assuming the snow conditions are good (which they usually are). Blue Sky Basin way in the far reaches of the region offers incredible natural terrain, and by the time you finally make it back to the main village, you're more than ready for some apres action at one of the many many bars/restaurants around, most of which feature great drink specials. Walk off your meal/buzz with some retail therapy afterwards.