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Killington, stowe or Pico VT

Discussion in 'North East' started by CLynch, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Feb 2, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    CLynch

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    I am planning to travel to Vermont to go snowboarding. Which in your opinion is best bang for your buck on a weekday. Any tips or discount offers that a local is aware of and lodging advice would be a help. Even better, you are a gorgeous wealthy woman who wants to helicopter me into VT and put me up for a night or two. I can dream can't I.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I grew up near Killington & Pico and now as an adult prefer Stowe hands down.
    There is much more to do, better nightlife, restaurants & they put a lot into their mountain & accomodations.
    As far as where to stay, there are a few places not on the access road which help save money it depends on how close you want to be or what you are looking for (besides the weathly lady ;) ).
    With Stowe, you are close to Waterbury, Waitsfield, (Sugarbush), Burlington.
    ..it is a much different feel & atmostphere. I love the Stowe area a lot.
    So let me know if you want to stay in the thick of Stowe or willing to drive 20-30 mins. That makes a difference.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    go to sugarbush...
     
  4. Feb 2, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    yeah really that is what I wanted to say too :)
     
  5. Feb 2, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    You did not mention it but I would go for Jay Peak in VT or Sugarloaf in Maine. I suppose if I had to pick between those 3 that you did mention... I would go with Killington.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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    I always liked Killington. TONS of terrain. If your going for a few days you could hit up Pico the following day as it's right down the road. I always liked the smaller mountains myself. Mad River Glen is a blast, although it doesn't look like mother nature has been kind for snow lovers.

    http://www.madriverglen.com/
     
  7. Feb 3, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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    killington is really nice!!!
     
  8. Feb 3, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    Killington is way too crowded with tourists. My opinion for riding is Stowe and/or Sugarbush. Make sure to get downtown Burlington at least 1 night...super cool town and good bars!
    Have fun riding and with that women! ;)
     
  9. Feb 3, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    he is a knuckledragger... not allowed at mad river! :D love that place... during the week!
     
  10. Feb 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    Stowe... But expensive as is Killington. Both overpriced... Jay is good but mich better when they have snow... I like Smuggs too
     
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    So am I! I forgot about that. Guess it's been a while since I've been there. :eek:

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  12. Feb 3, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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    Thanks for all the input. I am not determined to go to anything in particular. I am going to check out sugar bush. Right now it is an one hour drive to hill. Don't really mind 20 mins compared to that. I just want to experience something different. That's all. I don't have a ton of cash but want to do something nice with step son. It's been a rough year for us and looking to get away and put some smiles in the memory bank. Locals have the goods on a nice getaway. Food, lodging and hill. I will probably go to sugar bush because of the input here. Tourists scare the heck out of me.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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    I am also, beginner to intermediate. Step son can go anywhere, but would like to go down a hill or two.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2013 at 5:13 AM
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    Another vote for Sugarbush. That place is pretty awesome
     
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    If tourists scare you, steer clear of Killington!
     
  16. Feb 4, 2013 at 5:34 AM
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    Sugarbush is fantastic, I was a lifty there for a bit. You could do bromley, best midweek I can find. Stratton is 15 away from it too, and magic mountain( but they're like mad river glen, so only come if its snowed)
     
  17. Feb 4, 2013 at 6:08 AM
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    agreed with the tourtist thing - I hid at sugarbush/mad river for 12 years while NYers, etc all went to killington... if you are looking for nightlife/spending too much money stowe and killington - you wanna focus on the skiing, sugarbush!
     
  18. Feb 4, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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    Good advice right dare! ^^^
     
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