Few places on earth offer 500+ inches of light dry powder 20 minutes away from big city services where it only snows occasionally. Tourists and residents do not have to contend with harsh winter conditions all winter like most other ski resort communities. It's the best of both worlds!
Pros: Best Snow on Earth, Challanging Slopes, Fast Warm Tram
Cons: , Stupid Liquor Laws, Crowded Parking