Breckenridge's forest service permit requires then to close for elk calving and migratory habitat reasons. Feel free to hike it though.
Having fun skiing on 6 continuous months of man made snow on Supahstah at Killington. Breck made snow for 3 weeks this year and if their permit allowed could probably still be 100% open. Sorry, but even as an east coaster with pride, nothing out there can compare. Maybe Tucks, but that's it. period.
I like beaver better than vail. vail is too big and your spending most of your day traversing to get wear you want to be for a run or to then move onto another traverse. at least at brave you can get sucked into a single chair for a while and have fun even run and still have time in the day to explore others
if you honestly think the east is better go a head and think that just stay out there don't even come this way go a head and ride your heavy wet snow all year long you wouldn't know what to do with real powder anyways