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03-11-2014 10:19 AM
sdm74
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
For a 7 & 3 year old, Jay's water park would probably be overkill, anyway. It's huge, but most of the fun stuff it too big for them. There is a kiddy pool section, but why bother if they're too little to ride the big slides and surfing? I'm sure they'd have fun, but there just isn't anything else to do in Troy, Vermont. At least Stowe has a seven-mile long strip of shops and other things to for your wife and kids while you're bombing down the Front Four!
Shopping and a indoor pool, that's all she needs...Lol
I'll be trying to keep up with my seven year old on the slopes. Can't get that kid off the slopes once she gets there..
03-11-2014 09:59 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by sdm74 View Post
Yes a indoor pool would be plenty. We don't need the whole crazy water park theme. She would be happy just having option to go to pool or spa. Any places offer child care would be a plus too.
For a 7 & 3 year old, Jay's water park would probably be overkill, anyway. It's huge, but most of the fun stuff it too big for them. There is a kiddy pool section, but why bother if they're too little to ride the big slides and surfing? I'm sure they'd have fun, but there just isn't anything else to do in Troy, Vermont. At least Stowe has a seven-mile long strip of shops and other things to for your wife and kids while you're bombing down the Front Four!
03-11-2014 08:57 AM
sdm74 Yes a indoor pool would be plenty. We don't need the whole crazy water park theme. She would be happy just having option to go to pool or spa. Any places offer child care would be a plus too.
03-11-2014 08:29 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by Soul06 View Post
Stowe is the far better looking of the two (Stowe & Sugarbush) but the activities are oretty much the same with slight edge to Stowe. But there isn't really too much outside of Skiing/Riding, restaurants and the spa. If you really want a family oriented location he best would probably be Jay Peak as they hae the indoor water park.
There is actually an indoor water park/amusement center at Stowe, but nowhere near the scale of Jay Peak's park. It's essentially a big indoor pool with a few twisty slides. The trouble with Jay Peak is that it is expensive to stay right at the resort, and there isn't really anything else up there. At least the strip at Stowe provides a lot of options from cheap motels to fancier inns with indoor pools and hot tubs.
03-10-2014 01:11 PM
Soul06
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Which of these resorts is more family oriented? Would like to plan a trip up there for next year. Have 2 young girls that will be 7 & 3 next year. So places that have things to do for the wife and the little one would be a plus. Was leaning toward the Stowe area from what I heard about the conditions
Stowe is the far better looking of the two (Stowe & Sugarbush) but the activities are oretty much the same with slight edge to Stowe. But there isn't really too much outside of Skiing/Riding, restaurants and the spa. If you really want a family oriented location he best would probably be Jay Peak as they hae the indoor water park.
03-10-2014 08:11 AM
sdm74 Which of these resorts is more family oriented? Would like to plan a trip up there for next year. Have 2 young girls that will be 7 & 3 next year. So places that have things to do for the wife and the little one would be a plus. Was leaning toward the Stowe area from what I heard about the conditions
03-02-2014 09:24 PM
Kaitlyn2004 Ooh now it looks like the Liftopia 3-day pack to Sugarbush is down to $140! The thing is, no sign of the $163 price which was also mentioned until march 20. So now I don't know if this $140 would go down further or jump back up..
02-27-2014 09:03 PM
Kenai
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Have now! Just checked and tickets are indeed cheaper at both sugarbush and stowe. They have the 3-day ticket at sugarbush for $163 while sugarbush's special is 159... I'll pay $4 if I means I can just buy it later! Says I have to buy it by the 20th.

So it is indeed only deals on lift ticketS? I do see them as discounted but not *that* significantly. If I wanted until mid-march would the prices be the same, higher or lower?
As far as I know you don't need to EVER buy lift tickets more than a week in advance (this excludes certain passes and ski cards). I don't even do that, but I have missed out on some cheaper deals. Liftopia deals do sell out, but I don't think it happens more than a few days in advance. I've never followed a particular ticket that long. The ticket prices directly through the mountains rarely, if ever, require purchase more than five days in advance for the cheapest deals.
02-27-2014 08:26 PM
Soul06
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Originally Posted by ICary View Post
I'm here now staying in Hancock. It's literally the middle of everything.
20min-from Sugarbush (sucks balls) slow windy lifts. Not a single lift that taks you all the way to the top, and if you want to get to the other small crappy mountain it's a 20 min lift ride that's freezing. The terrain park is garbage.
40min-from Killington. It all depends on what the day is and conditions. It's the one mountain that's hit or miss. Could be amazing and not crowed or could be packed and unfun.
1hr- from Stowe. Honestly the best IMO. Gondola is fast and warm and takes you to the top. Lots of terrain. Trees are super fun. Trails are fun to bomb. It's always sunny at the top. You can hike and find Mr. Burton's house. Terrain park is on point. I'd say go there.

Mt-Snow is gonna be the farthest south and have the best park.


These are just my 2 cents from this past week and past trips to VT
You rate Killington (the KING of exaggerated stats and conditions) and Mount Snow ahead of Sugarbush?? I respect everyone having their own opinion but that I much laugh at. Complaining about there not being one singular lift taking you to the top of the mountain is a bit ridiculous dont you think? It 2 lifts to get to the summit. Really isn't a big deal. Matter of fact its probably better that way as it separates the crowd from people that don't want to go to the summit vs those that who want to remain on the upper half of the mountain where most of the steeps are.
To call the "other mountain" small and crappy is kinda laughable as Mt Ellen, the other mountain, is 2600ft rideable top to bottom nonstop. Second tallest true vertical in ALL the east. Lincoln Peak is 2400ft and, again, rideable top to bottom nonstop. Mountain to mountain lift is actually about 12-15 min max if running nonstop. I was just there last Saturday and timed it.
As for park, Sugarbush is much more of a freeride/glade specific mountain whereas Mt Snow is probably the best place to go for park but their trail riding gets boring FAST.

And if its cold at Sugarbush its going to be just as cold at Stowe. They are about 30mi apart and roughly the same altitude. So on any given day the weather if going to be pretty much the same
02-27-2014 08:03 PM
Soul06
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
It's just New York city on snow…rude, crowded and nowhere near as big as they claim.
Hey!!! We are as big as we claim lol

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Is there any point in trying to hit both Sugarbush and Stowe in the same week-long trip, or would that be too much?

Apart from running into a group on the chairlifts, any tips or methods in which I could meet up with others looking for people to ski/board with?
DEFINITELY do it. Its worth it
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