You know this is actually pretty good advice lol. And it always worked for George.
Looks like there are several options for a free mountain host tour at Vail. I've always learned quite a bit from mountain hosts at big mountains. Definitely a good way to get tips the best way to avoid crowds and move between areas.
Complimentary Mountain Ski/Snowboard Tours
Outstanding--thanks for the idea and the time spent digging up the info. Please have a virtual beverage on me!