I'm planning a trip to Stowe at the end of February for myself, my Fiance, and my sister. I am thinking of booking a hotel in either Burlington or Montpelier, since rooms seem to be much cheaper than any of the resort properties.
We are late 20s, like a good meal and some time at the bar after a long day of skiing. We don't mind hanging out at the resort for a few hours for dinner / drinks, waiting a responsible amount of time, and then driving a half hour back to the hotel. What would we be missing by staying in Burlington, for example, rather than at the resort?