For beginners and intermediates, Stowe's new Spruce Peak is awesome, and the town of Stowe has some of the best restaurants and stuff of any Vermont resort. They just did a massive expansion, and have a beautiful new lodge that is at ground level (no stair-climing in your boots) and automatic doors with the bathrooms right inside the doors, not down in the basement. This isn't really a big deal of you're a core rider, but for a lot of beginners the conveniences Stowe offers can change your whole attitude. If you want to venture over to the bigger mountain, Mt. Mansfield, there is a gondola between the two, and a gondola to the top, but it only services blues and blacks. Your lift ticket is good at both mountains. Plus, the base area is pretty centralized, so it's pretty easy to meet up if you get separated.
Killy is getting pretty low-rent, with rusty, un-reliable lifts and some of the rudest people you'll find on any mountain. Of course, others will probably disagree. Lots of people like Killington. I'm not one of them.
Last edited by surfinsnow; 02-04-2010 at 06:07 PM.