I must say that after reading these reviews, I'm convinced that people have grown to completely accept long lines and crowded runs. Yes, Vail has great variety and a great town, but a weekend trip is just not worth the expense. With the traffic from Denver and the increasing number of flights into the nearby Eagle Airport, Vail has become way too busy. Considering the ease of traveling from the airport to the resorts and the obvious advantage in quantity of snow, I give the nod to Utah as the best in the US. The marketing efforts have provided a good return for Vail Resorts, but they clearly lost my business in the process.