Some info about me-
I am a skilled ex-racer in the 19-29 age bracket who loves to rip everything on the mountain except park, especially glades. I am no longer a college student, so I can't get those cheap passes any more. I am trying to decide between getting the Killington/Piko pass for $650 with 15 days of any POWDR resort (so to Ski Copper CO for vacation) or the Sugarbush/mid week MRG for $430.
I skied Killington a few years back (and remember loving it) but I have not skied Sugarbush or MRG. I have been to most of the other mountains in VT and so far Jay has been my favorite, but the pass is too expensive (+$800). I will just have to settle for a couple 2day trips at Jay.
I live in CT so while Sugarbush is cheaper than Killington, it is also farther. I skied mostly southern Vermont last winter, but I want more challenging mountains. (Yes, Magic will still happen on powder days)
Which resort will I enjoy more? I plan to ski 30+ days this season, and will be able to ski Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for most of the winter along with the weekend.
I will hopefully be getting an AT set-up this season, so Slide Brook Basin at Sugarbush is looking very promising. (I plan on doing Tuckermans and Big Jay in the spring.)
Any advice would be helpful, as the early price for Sugarbush ends on Wednesday and I am still unsure which is my best choice.
(Also posted this in the resorts and travel section, but was getting no answers.)
Closer to home, try skinning up Mt Greylock in North Adams, MA and skiing the Thunderbolt. Good for a day trip when it snows a lot. Also fun are the trees at Berkshire East, about 2.5 hours from Fairfield County, CT..