+I have good friends who have season passes there - would be nice to see them
+Slightly easier drive, I think, than to Mt. Snow - more miles to Stratton, but less treacherous in bad weather?
+Speedy gondola can be nice on cold days
-Had a season pass there last year - boredom?
-Nickname "Flatten" says it all
-Not very much sun exposure on the main face
+new and different since I had a pass @ Stratton last year
-slightly more difficult drive (shorter, but steep Rte 9 heading up to Wilmington can be scary in bad weather, I think?)
I am an advanced skiier, enthusiastic about all terrain (bumps, steep and fast, anything in between). Can anyone add any advice for Stratton or Mt. Snow? I haven't skiied Mt. Snow in over 10 years, so I really can't remember the terrain and crowds situation.
I'm open to other areas close by (Bromley, Jiminy Peak) - basically just looking for advice re: where the best investment in a season pass would be. Finding challenging terrain and good snow are my two most important considerations, followed closely by the fact that I have friends who will be skiing at Stratton. I'm less concerned about crowds, since I'll have a season pass and will be satisfied with skiing just in the morning before the lines get bad. But I am interested in knowing if there's a real difference in attitude among the skiers at Mt Snow vs Stratton. My sense is that they're both close enough to NY to be bothersome.
Thanks for any advice you can give!