If you like skiing, and you want a great atmosphere, come to Alta. You can take it easy, or scare yourself silly. Since Snowbird is right next door, you can get the crossover pass and ski the best area in the world. Alta has the best atmosphere of any area I have ever been to without a doubt. A close second is Mad River Glen in VT. The common thread? No snowboarders. Everyone there is happy to be alive and skiing. This place is magical and if you call yourself a skier, go and earn your stripes.