So what part of VT are you closest to?
Many people seem to like Killington. When I went early season years ago, the conditions were sh+t and it was way crowded so I didn't love it. I had a lot of fun at Okemo the last time I was there, also years ago.
Have you looked through the Northeast Regional threads yet? There's Jay Peak...haven't been yet but seems like a place to check out, too.