Every year, Vail competes with Whistler, B.C., for the top spot in SKI's October Reader Resort Survey. Last year, it won again-and that was just for the merits of its winter scene. Nearby rivers, lakes and a broad range of amenities make Vail an equally
As an avid and purist skier, I guess I am supposed to be against snowboarding. To tell you the truth, I could care less if you ski, board or slide down the mountain on a cafeteria tray as long as you get what you are seeking from the mountain.