I'm currently a student at the University of Vermont and my dad is going to fly up to Burlington and ski with me for a few days before school starts back up (it's looking like January 6th to the 9th). I would like some input about where we should ski.
I currently teach at Stowe and have taught at Sugarbush in the past, so I'm pretty familiar with both mountains and like them a lot, but am thinking I might want to try something different for this trip. I haven't skied anywhere else in VT and am open to any and all suggestions (I am trying to stay in VT though because my dad is flying into Burlington).
A little bit about my dad and I and what we're looking for: I'm a fairly aggressive advanced-expert skier who likes skiing anything and everything, with a slight preference to steeps. My dad is a solid intermediate-advanced skier who can ski most blacks, but is fairly cautious at this point and really just enjoys cruisers and long blues. We're looking for a resort that will cater to both of our abilities/ preferences, with good apres-ski and plenty to do off the slopes. We're not really looking to stay right at the resort due to costs, but would like to be fairly close to the resort/ town (within 10 or 15 minutes).
I know a number of resorts will probably fit this bill, but do you guys have any recommendations for me/ favorites among the VT resorts. Right now I would say I'm considering Jay and Killington most heavily, but am open to other suggestions and have not ruled out Stowe/ Sugarbush either. What do you guys think? Thanks,