Originally Posted by maybeitsjustme
Last year we stayed in Breck--awesome little town. The second day we were there, we drove to Vail, and proceeded to spend the remaining 4 days at Vail.
Breck is fun, but Vail is insane. HUGE. You could spend a season or 5 there and not see everything.
Definitely go with Vail. The size of the mountain, variety of terrain, and overall WOW factor all blow away what Breck has to offer, IMHO.
I will say that Vail is huge. It's large, but variety of terrain isn't so much it's strong point. The saying is "same 'ol blue Vail" and it's pretty true. It's not a very steep mountain. Fun? Yes. A huge variety of terrain? Not really. Breck has much steeper and more challenging lines than Vail does. At least in bounds.