I'm on a trip the 9-12 of December up to Jay. I drove last year from West Dover to Rutland on an unplowed HW 100N in an econo compact the weekend of Feb 27 when Vermont got pounded and didn't have too many problems. It just took me over 2 hours.
How are things once you turn off 91 around Orleans? Will I need studded snow tires and chains? Or is it like the rest of Vermont?