First trip to Colorado during ski season this year. Skied two days each at Vail in interesting conditions, Breckenridge without the crowds and Abasin. Honestly the during the first week of April crowds weren't an issue anywhere. There is something about Abasin that really feels like home to me.
Totally agree. My only visit to ABasin was for two consecutive days in 2010. Besides the great terrain, scenery and low key-accessible vibe, I think the small to medium size of the ski area allows a visitor to own the place in a day or two. Even if their ownership is just on the superficial, awestruck, quick-look-around tourist level.
First time in 2011: Snowbasin, Powder Mtn, Brighton, Alta, Solitude.
Utah, where have you been all my life. I fell for Alta hard. Really beautiful place.
Also, first time at Pico and Suicide Six in VT. Caught Pico on an icy day with much of its terrain closed, and regretted not being able to more fully explore some of the advanced stuff.