Add on the cost cutting and skimpy snowmaking and i'm not sure why you'd even want to go to a vail property. But there are masses of people that like the wal mart experienceI don't get how anyone is dealing with all of these convoluted policies. Paid parking, lodge changes, vaccine requirements for specific services, specific entrances, etc and so on.
I am glad where I ski you just park and can go into the lodge if need be and do your thing with no BS. Also even though I only get to Killington a handful of times a year now, it's still relatively straight forward there now.
Vail has literally taken the fun out of it by making you think so much for something that is supposed to be about relaxing and not really thinking.