Pros: Lots of runs, nice terrain parks for the very little ones, good service, location to Mpls.
Cons: Parking lot is a mud pit, expensive
Went on 2/8/16. Snow was kind of sticky as it was around 38 degrees. My wife, a very new skier, at first found it a little steep for learning, but then we located the meadows (?) area and all was good. For boarding there is a lot flat land area that is a pain (but when I switched to boarding, I knew this was something I'd have to deal with).
I'm not sure what they're called, but the workers in the blue outfits were great. Near the end, one basically gave a short private lesson to my wife as he was showing us the way back to the main lodge. He also gave us excellent tips for a trip we're about to take that will afford us two days of skiing in Colorado.
If you are going to hit a vail resort, it's probably worth the steep lift ticket price because you can have it taken off tickets at any other Vail resort.