Vail was the best mountain I have ever been on! (Need I say more) The day we were there was January 6th there was a decent amount of fresh powder and plenty of places to snowboard and ski in it because the mountain is so big. We spent our entire day bouncing around between the steep powder bowls on the backside, the perfect terrain parks, and the packed groomed runs. The facilities were warm and clean. The staff was very friendly. The lift lines were pretty quick. The only downfalls were the traffic and the price of the lift tickets but it was worth it!