Large mountain terrain, long runs, good snow
Price, expensive parking
We had spent 2 days at Breckenridge and then headed to Vail on our third day. Boy did we wish we went to Vail first. The lines were reasonable and the gondola line moved fast. The terrain was amazing with a lot of variety and wide open runs. The snow was not fresh or powdery, more like packed powder but stil good in most spots. The only thing really missing was fresh powder but that's hard to predict with Colorado resorts sometimes. Still well worth the trip and all of my friends are wanting a repeat trip to Vail, one day is not enough to explore all the mountain has to offer.
We stayed in nearby Frisco at a timeshare and the drive was not bad at all. The mountain roads were clear and the drive took about 30 minutes. Parking was expensive and most resorts do not usually charge for parking but the Colorado resorts do. The lift tickets are also on the pricier side.