I was in vail february 06 and it was FANTASTIC! First time there and i'm going again this coming season , hopefully the snow will be as good , it couldn't be better. There is something for everyone and once at the top you can get away from the crowds no problem , the area is so huge . If you've never experienced deep powder then get in amongst the trees , you'll soon find what you've been missing . Night life is what you'd expect from an american resort , it's not all that but obviously if you're with the right crowd you can have a blast anywhere . Personally , if the powder is falling i'm more than happy , night lifes just a bonus . Can't wait to get to the back bowls and hopefully deep powder , SEE YOU THERE!!!!!