First off, Meadows does have great service. I've been a season pass holder for over three years now and have been snowboarding there for an uncountable amount of years! The terrain is far better than any mountain resort around. It does get crowded there during the holidays, but seriously, what resort isn't crowded during the holidays? I went to bachelor between Christmas and New Years and I had to stand in line for an average of 30 minutes! Add the time it takes to ride the lift and you're looking at an average of only 10-12 runs. At Meadows, they will do their best to get the runs open, but if they don't it's because they are making sure it's safe for their customers.