For hard-core skiing at minimal price, you can fly to Salt Lake City for around $200, stay at a hotel in the city for under $40 per person per nite, rent a cheap car (don't need 4wd since there are plenty of shuttles) and ski Alta or Snowbasin for around $35 per day. That's pretty amazing when you think about it.
I realize Intrawest needs to see a return on its investment, but I think that it needs to be proportional to the visitors' experience. Yes, they've done alot, but I agree w/ the other comments in this forum about the need for new trails to match the lodging/dining improvements. The Western Territory expansion was good, but let's face it...most people that go to snowshoe don't even know that's there, & its not the kind of terrain that will pull alot of traffic from the other areas due to its difficulty.
All said, I think most of us realize snowshoe is a work in progress. I'm mainly complaining about them acting like a Vail without being like one. Just for giggles, here's some more of my suggestions. Discuss, I'm a little verklempt right now:
1) more pool tables
2) expanded night skiing/riding @ SC
3) a nightclub like the conn w/o bands & cover charge (all dj, perhaps)
4) a 24/7 diner
5) better snow grooming
6) reduced snow blowing during day (at least in tight/blind corners)
7) forest terrain
8) replace all non-high speed quad lifts
9) a brewpub
I'm sure some of these are already planned...some of my previous ideas were an 800 phone number & online reservations.