we're planning out our ski trips for this coming season and look for some feedback. so far we've been to stowe and stratton. we absolutely loved stowe, but we also want to see what the other places are like. we've been bouncing around sugarbush, okemo, bromley, and magic mountain (i think we also thew whiteface in there even though it's not technically new england). we are also entertaining the idea of staying someplace central and hitting up several locations in the same trip. not sure what time of the season we'll be going...possibly either january or march/april.
so, the things that we're looking for is a place with a good variety of terrain (groomed, bumps, steeps, whatever), interesting/scenic trails, clean and modern lodging, descent apres ski, and 8 hr max drive from philly.