Jay Peak - it's the closest, and I've read a lot of rave reviews...for the glades. But apparently the wind blows all that snow off the other runs. Plus we're going on the long weekend in February (Family Day) so I bet it'll be packed with people from Ontario.
Killington - too crowded. Kinda far. Am I writing it off too quickly?
Smuggler's Notch - no high speed lifts - no thanks. Maybe if I lived nearby I'd go there but not for one weekend a year.
Stratton - an Intrawest mountain so I'm assuming the village would be a lot like Tremblant or Blue Mountain, but it's the farthest of the big Vermont resorts.
Stowe - great reviews, reasonably close, lots of snow, and a one-lift ride to the summit. The new lift really unites the two mountains from the looks of it.
Sugarbush - great reviews, cheaper than Stowe, but about 60 km farther. Not that 60 km is a big deal when we're driving 6+ hours from Ontario.
Any suggestions? Any advice on terrain, accomodations, and apres-ski would be appreciated. This is a once in a blue moon trip so I want to get the most out of it!