Never skied there even when I lived in Rifle. Always wanted to, but before the former Vail GM bought the place a few years back, they didn't really offer a competitive pass or discounts to get me there.
Everybody I knew that skied there talks about the great vibe, not terribly difficult pitch but good glades.
Snow conditions can be hit or miss. They can get absolutely hammered by the right storm, but total snowfall is a bit below average (although volatile- some seasons can be WAY above average). When the desert warms up, warm winds play havoc with snow earlier than the rest of Colorado- season is generally 1st weekend in December to end of March- shorter than most places in CO.
When it snows, powder lasts for days. When it doesn't, it gets call the best East-Coast skiing West of the Ohio River.
It is still a place on my list to hit, but when my closest skiing was Sunlight or Powderhorn, I always ended up at Sunlight.