Sugarbush! The terrain is great. Decent park, great woods, the only drawback is no halfpipe! The people are chill, it's less a "resort" than Stowe, killington, or Okemo. But they still are a resort with all the amenities.
Stowe is great! But they're for sale and the service reflects that as of late. Great terrain on all counts though. Definitely a "resort"
Killington is HUGE but not necessarily as a mountain. It's sprawled out and it is difficult to navigate without following the fall line south and getting separated from everyone. The trek back to the main lodge is time consuming because it is a haul and it is CROWDED!
Okemo has great features, good park, two half pipes, but the terrain is a little flat. It is not very challenging at all.
Jay Peak. Not very "resort" like but great terrain, great woods, but, again, no halfpipe.
Smugglers Notch. Great terrain, great woods not a very good park at all and no h/p. It's a "resort" too but not like Killington.
Stratton. All "resort" no terrain, you need to take a class to get into the parks and pipe. It rides like my friends' back yard and the lift tickets are over $80! Avoid Stratton!
This all MY OPINION! So forget the flame wars! Please offer your opinions without attacking mine!