Pros: PARKING, SHOPPING, RESORT, OTHER ACTIVITIES, FAAAST LIFTS, ENDLESS TERRAIN, CROWD CONTROL, CAPABLE OF HANDLING HUGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE
Cons: $107 FOR A LIFT TICKET, $650 SEASON PASS
Although the lift ticket is $92, I still give this place 5 star value because their slowest lift is a high speed quad I think (didn't see anything slow at all), and it just seems like you are skiing all day long. I've skied quite a few places around the west and this is by far the best. Best skiing, lodging, parking, best at crowd control...etc. I say crowds, maybe? because the sheer number of people there is pretty astounding, but there is so much mountain it just doesn't matter. For example, I showed up to Vail 45 mins after opening and it was packed. I got on the lift and immediately tried to get as far away as possible. Once I got to the far side of the mountain (Blue Sky Basin), my fiance and I laid first tracks 5 times before other people showed up. I CANNOT IMAGINE A BETTER PLACE TO SKI.
SO, if you've been to Kirkwood, Brighton, Solitude, Heavenly, Park City, Bear Valley, Squaw, or Snowbird, this place beats the pants off of them.
Edit after skiing here quite a bit more: If you don't know how to navigate this place, you can easily spend 3 hours on cat tracks during the day. A fresh wax is pretty necessary. The best deal on the mountain is at the top of mountain top express, off to the right, they serve a ham, egg, cheese bagel for under $5 with the pass. That's $6 less than a cup of chili, and they pile it pretty high most of the time.
I still really like this place, and the more I get to know it, the more I like it, but claims of this place being "flat" are kinda true. I always feel like I'm traversing as I go down hill, not going down a fall line because of how everything runs out. If you don't know where to go, the pow gets tracked out pretty quick. Red Square is a great trail, and there are some others.