Heh well various people love Mt Snow, but personally I don't care for it.
Depends what you're really looking for overall to be honest. You care more about nightlife or a great mountain? Personally, based on my experience and what people say, best places for snowfall when it comes IMO is Jay's Peak, and Sugarbush.
Nightlife, there's only been one place I've stayed around long enough to do anything at night and that was Stowe. Now, within Stowe IMO there isn't much, I mean yea there's restaurants so forth but better night life is south in Waterbury where there were a crap load of bars, and micro breweries. We went to a place called the Alchemist there that serves local micro brewed beer and even made their own cask ale we had fresh there twice, doesn't get any better than that.
Stowe's layout of a mountain is ok, just when we went the conditions were shit, corn ice snow the entire time. Personally for a more outdoor, nature feel with glades and overall mountain experience (overall, I didn't say park) then Sugarbush and Jay are your best bet. For nightlife outside of Stowe, I got no clue.
For a park I hear Mt Snow is the place to be. I'm more of an all mountain person enjoying natural features so I don't care for Mt Snow much. Stowe had a pretty good park layout from what I saw also.
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