Close, affordable, hometown, no lines, friendly
Ignoramouses like Ski Bum - glad he's not coming back!
Snowy Range is small but it's mine and I love it. 25 miles from my house, $200 season pass, no crowds, friendly staff, you can make your own fun. It's probably not the best place for beginners, but those looking for a laid back, non-crowded, non-over commercialized, close, beautiful, outdoor fun, Snowy Range is it. It's what skiing used to be about before the big resorts that the average person cannot afford. If you get separated, no big deal...see you at the bottom!
If you prefer shopping, expensive food and drink, fancy apres-ski, snobs who buy new skis every year, then go to Aspen....PLEASE. :)