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post #31 of 40
I agree that Killington and Sugarbush isn't the ideal combination. Why not try staying in Waterbury and skiing Sugarbush and Stowe? There is at least one cheaper hotel (I think a Best Western) in Waterbury, it's between the two ski areas, and it's not that long a drive from Stowe so you could enjoy the Stowe nightlife and not have too far to drive. There's a brew pub in Waterbury that's good, called the Alchemist.
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by deltat View Post
everyone has been there at least once. <in reference to Killington>
You mean everyone is presumed to be there at least once.

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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
True. It's about a 45 min. trip to get around the notch in the winter. Still shorter than driving 'bush to K-ton though.
And, there're actually a few more things in between Smuggs and Stowe. Not much and nothing earth-shattering though.
post #33 of 40
Hey Roc City...Listen I went to College in VT and have skied both places many many times. Basically everyone here is right. Killington is good for partying and the Bush is better for sking. BUT I know the in roads and back roads thru there well. If your going to both great but when your in the sugarbush area follow 100N to Montpelier and check out Charlie O's. This place is a hidden gem dive bar! The Rolling Stones have hung out there and they have every single VT Micro brew that rocks on tap. Also if you take the trip that way go to Sarducci's for dinner. Hands down awesome Italian food. Neither of these places are off the chain for a party scene but if you want to go cool VT local style check'em out
post #34 of 40
Honestly, if you are going with a group of college age people and want any kind of a bar scene, you have to stay at Kmart. I personally prefer the skiing at Sugarbush, but kmart has lots of fun trees and the lines on the secondary lifts (south ridge, canyon quad, etc) are not bad at all. My GF and I do the combo that you are talking about all the time, where we stay on the access road and ski Killington one day and Sugarbush the other. We both like the Bush terrain better, but she wants to do the whole cover band party scene Saturday night, so its a cool compromise. Nightlife at sugarbush is essentially nonexistent.
post #35 of 40
I just thought of this. The Onondaga Ski Club out of Syracuse has a ski house between Killington and Sugarbush. Since you are from Rochester, maybe you can rent from them for the duration. Check them out : http://www.osc-ski.org/
post #36 of 40

Nice idea....Ice.

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Originally Posted by Ice Queen View Post
Why not try staying in Waterbury and skiing Sugarbush and Stowe?
Leave it to a Queen to see things clearly. A valid suggestion, imho. Get the goods terrain-wise, and the nightlife from Stowe to Waterbury to Burlington (awesome live music venues, anyone ?) is easily doable if you have anything left after....skiing.
post #37 of 40
The thing is, Killington and Sugarbush are not really all that close. Its back road driving, easily 2hours or more in the winter.

Sugarbush, there is night life its just a little more adult then at Killington. The valley has a wealth of good restaurants.

When I want nightlife, what I do is stay in Burlington and day trip Sugarbush/MRG/Stowe from their. Then at night I take taxis into btown and back to the hotel. Great music scene in btwon.
post #38 of 40
One other point, You should support the new King of Spring (Sugarbush), and not that place that gave up on the hardcore skier.
post #39 of 40
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One other point, You should support the new King of Spring (Sugarbush), and not that place that gave up on the hardcore skier.
+1
I really like the attitude of the new Sugarbush owners.
post #40 of 40
If you want to party, you should go to K. That said when I was that age, we were able to improvise and party anywhere.
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