Much less crowded than resorts near the front range. Great terrain and great snow. Really cool town. Cons: Huge pain in the ass to get to when driving in from the east. Easily over a 7 hour drive from Denver in the winter.
Great for road trips, especially if you add a cargo rack. I have fit 4 people plus camping gear before. AWD. Cons: Not great mileage for a car this size (~25 highway), but that is a trade-off for the AWD. I like the 06-07 body style better.