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Decent slopeside for Family Eastcoast for a few days

post #1 of 11
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Last year we did three days at Sugarloaf with my wife and kid in late March slopeside at the hotel wasn't that unreasonable. Thought we'd try someplace different. Called Smuggs and got the info belew. Ouch!!! well over a grand for three days, and that doesn't even include a kids all-day program any of the days.

Anyone have any other places to check? Is Sugarloaf the only place in New England where slopeside rates aren't through the roof?

Arrive March 23
Ski March 24, 25, 26

Studio room
100-300yards from lift and activities
King Bed and queen sleeper sofa
Micro / coffee / fridge

One bedroom.
100-300yards from lift and activities
King Bed in bedroom
queen sleeper sofa in living room
Micro / coffee / fridge

Club Smuggs Advantage Program
Studio $1246
One bedroom $1561
Lifts all three days for each of us
1.5 hour lesson for child each day is included
To put kid in all day camp +$81 a day more.
Includes access to activity rooms and such
post #2 of 11
Hey L2T!

We did Smuggs a couple of years back and I think it was around $1200 for a 2 br that we split with another family. That included lift tickets and 1 hr group lesson for the kids.

Did you check with the resort about different weekends? You may be running into a college break week. I recall skiing at K-ton a few years back during late Mar and running into hoards of college kids from the midwest. That might have something to do with the stiff prices.

Could also be that we've got the best snow in the past 5 years ... a little supply and demand thing :
post #3 of 11
I'm not sure when they kick in, but, Jay Peak has very reasonable early and late season rates. It should be on their website.
post #4 of 11
Go back to the Loaf but get an on slope condo not the hotel. There is more space in the condos to stretch out in and easier to the Snubber chairlift to access the mountain instead of going down elevators and getting to the ski lockers at hotel. Snow is always great up there in spring and possibly have the snowfields open.
post #5 of 11
I believe Sunday River is offering some pretty good ski and stay deals. You should give them a call.
post #6 of 11
I'd go to Okemo, its very family friendly. Lots of ski in/out lodging options. Great ski school for your kids. I've done probably 6-7 family trips to Okemo and have never been disappointed.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well I booked the 'loaf again. Awesome mountain and much better prices than the other places I called.

The Inn was $585 with two queen beds and lift tickets for the adults. The hotel would have been $635 for a queen bed and sleeper sofa. We did the Hotel last year so we figured the Inn this year. I know it's kinda dated but the price is okay and we get free access to the pool at the health club which is in walking distance.

The kid is 6yo so he needs a ticket but it's included in the 6yo the kid's 1/2 day and all-day lesson program so we'll just book him in that as it's not much more than a lift ticket.

For two adults and one kid, the hotel or inn is just a better deal than condos.
You need more people and to eat in a lot to save on condos. For a few nights, we'd rather just do The Bag, Jepetto's, and The Shipyard; we're vacation so why cook?
post #8 of 11
I'd do lthe Loaf too. I have been really wanting to take the fam up to Mt St Anne though. I think spring skiing up there would have to be pretty good. Plus with all the French, it's like being in a whole different country!
post #9 of 11
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We did our spring vacation at Mt. Tremblant every year for about 6-7 years. It used to be a bargain. Good skiing even if a quite resorty; a lot to do besides skiing so it was fun for the family. The pool club is great for kids. Lots of places to eat too.

It used to be a good deal but the prices have gone up a lot and with the exchange rate, it's even worse. We've keep the string vacation to the US the last few years.
post #10 of 11
The dollar is going farhter at the loaf than at Tremblant now.
Conditions are pretty good right now and getting better. It is snowing and supposed to snow right up until you get to the mountain. Have a great time.
post #11 of 11
We do sumgg's for a lot less . PM me and i'll tell you who to contact up there. i think we pay about $75.00 to $125.00 per person per night inc lift tickets and kids are cheaper or free ..
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