I picked Big Sky for my first experience snowboarding in the mountains. Snow was amazing and the slopes were groomed beautifully. My husband and I both liked the bathrooms at the top so you could enjoy your day without going in. Nice option for food up there as well. Staff was helpful and amenities were in line with other resort type vacation locales. The lack of long lines for the lifts is also a nice draw. Skiers definetly out number snowboarders but it was never a problem. I will definetly be back.