Vail is overpriced and full of pretentious snobs that either a) have a tons of money and think that normal rules don't apply to them or b) are the hot dogs that live in the area and/or work at the resort. To put it succinctly, the people are the problem at Vail. But the runs are great. At other places, I interact with the people as much as possible but not Vail. If the skiing wasn't so great, I would never come back. I haven't been able to find the variety, condition and number of runs that they have here at any other place. If someone knows of a place that is close to it in those areas but is friendly & cheaper, please let me know.