I did Breck for two days, one day at Vail and one day at BC last week and it was cold cold cold.
Breck - didn't think the catwalks were that bad, made it from peak 7 to 9 with no problems. The top of the peak 8(?), where the access is to the T-bar and 6 chair, was rough going with the wind conditions and overall lack of snow.
Vail - i thought they were a little worse, but worth it for sure to get to the bowls. Sometimes, it was my fault because I didn't know the area well enough. Definately not the worse I've seen (Heavenly IMO).