Colorado ski and ride resorts may have pretty, fancy names, but I asked our resident expert, Paul, to tell it like it really is.

Whether it has extreme terrain, too many tourists or just not enough snow, Paul's been-there-skied-that. This time of the year, the slopes are popular as ever, so if you are trying to decide where I-70 should take you for the weekend, maybe these nicknames will help you out.

So, here's the real scoop: