Pros: Terrain, small crowds, price, friendly staff
Cons: nightlife, lodging
First time there this weekend. I can't believe I have skiid Hunter and Killington so many times and have never come to this place. While Hunter's claim to fame is blowing lots of snow, this place doesnt need to blow as much. The reason is that, it doesnt get skiid off. While grooming tracks are gone in 10 minutes at Hunter and Killington, you can find fresh courdoroy even a hour after this place opens. Killington's Bear mountain (Skyeburst, Wildfire) starts off groomed and is bumped and icy by 11 AM due to high traffic. 4-5 hours later, Plattekill's trails are still smooth with packed powder. The lifts are slower but they make it up in time to the summit by not having to travel a long run out. I will go again.