smuggs all the way. they get way more snow than stratton and have larger, steeper, all-around better terrain.
i've been to stratton twice and have had two of the worst experiences of my life there. horrendous crowds, horrible people, overall piss poor. stratton has the ability to collect all the yuppies from jersey and new york that are traveling "far up north" for a ski vacation. their idea of a skiing vacation is a cozy bed, breakfast at 9 in their suite, dressing in the designer outfit before hitting the lodge. get out on the slopes by 11, 2 maybe 3 runs before lunch in the pub. couple runs in the afternoon (making sure to utilize every inch of trail), back in the suite by 3 and ready for a nice soak in the hot tub.