Originally Posted by soundrulz
Our family is looking at booking a week starting Dec. 19-24 at one of the big eastern resorts. My girls are 9 & 13 and can ski all the blacks at Blue Mountain, Ontario (smaller ski hill).
Last year we have skied Tremblant and found it ok, too crowded and we saw way too many people crashing into others, mega injuries.
All of us skied Sunshine, Lake Louise, Panarama last year where my girls really started to ski good. They ski a solid parallel turn at moderate speeds.
Me on the other hand can ski difficult blacks and some double blacks.
I've been to Stowe, Killington, Sugarbush and Mt St. Anne many years ago. I was looking a booking Sugarbush because I really like this place.
Can someone recommend a good resort where all of us can have fun skiing different terrain? Is Sugarbush a good choice? Is Dec. 19 too early for VT resorts?
At that time of year, your best bet for snow quantity & quality is any resort in the Northern Green Mts of Vermont. They get more snow than virtually any place in the East, generally. I know there are exceptions to this but in general that would be your best bet IMHO.
Try Sugarbush, Stowe, Smuggs or Jay Peak. Bolton Valley might be a good choice as well. You said you've skied Stowe & Sugarbush before & those would be good bets for diverse terrain that your whole family can ski. Stowe is more pricey than Sugarbush by $10-$12 per day for lift tickets but it's a classic mountain. Sugarbush is my favorite, especially with Mad River Glen right nearby, but unless there's a ton of early season snow, MRG will probably be marginal then.