Ok so I am deciding where to do a season pass next year (I'm 25 so i can do the double down VT pass Mt Snow and stratton, or go with the ski3 again).
This year My girlfriend and I did the ski3 and did 17 days (8 at gore , 7 at whiteface 2 at belleayre). (i think I'm at 30 days total with fly out trips and she is at 26)
My girlfriend will still be in college next year so we are stuck with weekend trips and some 3 day weekend trips (for her breaks we fly out or go to larger places like sugarloaf or tremblant).
So any input on which one i should do. Mind you i normally drive up from north NJ friday night get a hotel and come home sunday after skiing . so as much as i love whitefaces long runs the drive back i don't love (which is why i did gore more this year).
Any input from people who ski both? How are the abundance of hotels near mt snow and stratton. A downside is the fact that theres only 1 hotel near gore so we always have a 35 minute drive from the lake george hotels. I love how close lake placid hotels are to whiteface.
I also want to get my girlfriend better at glades so how abundant are easier glades at the vermont places. (at gore she can really only do 2 glades and 1 glade at belleayre).
any input is valued, especially if you ski both. Like i said i have only did stratton once but i noticed they were a similar drive to gore, and was thinking of changing it up next year.
If someone could chime in with Whiteface , Gore & belleayre vs Stratton & Mt snow on these categories
1. how many close hotels are there and how packed do they get?
2. amount of intermediate/easy glades
4. anything else you think is relevant
thanks sorry if this was a bit incoherent i think ill edit it to make it more readable.