Great place to get out of Vegas! Wether you work here all week or are here visiting, you won't find better outdoor recreation when it snows. As for the $50 lift ticket. Consider it a convenience fee. What more do you want this close to a major city. Some years the natural snow is lacking. This year is looking great so far! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Boarder's Resort, no doubt. Hey if you're looking for a Colorado style ski resort, go to Colorado.