If you are passionate about floating through snow and if you are thinking of making it out west this year, I can't say enough about Big Sky Resort. It is a true skier's mountain with tram-accessible steeps as well as some great hike-able terrain. Grab your avi-gear and head to the top of the tram. Ski the Big Couloir and the North Summit Snowfields. Moonlight Basin (now connected), has some incredible terrain off of Headwaters. Stay at the resort and hit the heated pool everyday. You'll need it. If you are coming here for the shopping and to stroll about in a fur coat, I would suggest you head to Aspen. You will be much happier there.