I returned Sunday from 6 days of skiing in Vail, Colorado.
Wonderful snow, cold, some blue sky, incredible terrain, superlative, superlative....albeit a bit pricey...how does an $81 walk-up mid-week lift ticket price sound?!!
You can get a multi-day ticket, but it only reduces the price by about $15/per day for a 6 out of 11 day pass, and you have to order it two weeks in advance of the first day skiing.
I had not been to Vail for about 15 years and it has really grown, both the skiable terrain and the base areas along I70.
My favorite peak was the relatively new Blue Sky Basin, on the other side of the famous Back Bowls. The best run there...the Big Rock Park, a glade of about 1500 vertical that was groomed every night, probably over 150 yeards wide with lots of trees and clusters of trees.
I'll write more later. Would easily recommend the Holiday Inn, nearly the cheapest lodging reasonably close to the slopes...you do have to take a free and frequent shuttle bus.
It snowed nearly every day I was there, from 2 to 5 inches...so the freshees were great. Vail also grooms a lot of their slopes.
Here are the pictures, captions are at the bottom. Let me know if the link does not work.