Vail is Vail. All the hype and all of the rumors that you might have heard about it being amazing, is the truth. It is amazing. When I went to Vail there was a very bad season, but even after that, I was still able to find some "fresh" snow. The tree skiing is awesome and the lift access to the pow and great. The last day there was a 2 foot dump and i headed over to blue sky basin. Needless to say it was absolutely unreal. It was so sick. The powder was endless. The backside also allows you to find fresh tracks anytime during the day, and even a few days after the snowfall. Basically Vail is where its at, they have everything, and if it snows the terrain allow you to do what ever you heart desires. I think that this is the best resort is CO.