|Originally posted by RichKotite:
I'm from NY, and usually ski locally at Windham which is about 2 1/2 hours away. Once a season, I like to ski at a real place. That has been Stratton...I am thinking about Stowe.
Does it blow away Stratton, and what do most of you feel about it.
It is so much fun skiing different mountains and staying different places (if you stay overnight) that I try to ski them all. Especially where in Vermont, there are so many good places that are fairly close together.
Try Okemo too, and SugarBush and Killington and Mt. Snow.
35 years ago when I was a boy I had a goal to ski all of the VT and NH areas. I never did ski them all, but I skied a lot of them. Stratton was a great area back then too. I also enjoyed Magic, which is looking pretty run down when I stopped there on my motorcycle this summer.
My favorite Diners goes right along with my favorite waitresses and my favorite ski areas and my favorite roads in Vermont. Try DOTs diner in Wilmington VT. (on Rt100 just below Mt Snow) tell Laura that Steve the crazy motorcycle guy sent you.. she'll know.
If you drive up in daylight, get of Rt 91 and get on Rt100 and enjoy the majestic state of Vermont. part of the joy of New England skiing has got to be appreciating the wonderful little towns and villages and restaurants and B&Bs and majestic scenery.
Here's another idea. Take Rt 91 to Wells River Vermont. Stay at the Wells River Motel. (tell Diane that Steve sent you! she'll know..) $65 bucks a night for a cute litle room in a great little town. Eat breakfast at the P&H Truck Stop and have the French Toast. Then take Rt 302 over to Bretton Woods or Loon and ski NH for the day, next day go west and ski Stowe or Sugarbush.
Enjoy it all!!