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Need to go to northern VT for work next week - where to ski afterwards!?

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As the title says - need to be in northern VT next week for work.  I can carve out Wednesday & possibly Thursday for some turns.

I haven't been to VT in 25 years ... and then only skied Stratton & Stowe.

I was thinking Smuggler's or Jay.
post #2 of 4
What are you in the mood to ski?  Northern Vermont got some huge storms of very wet and heavy snow a week or two ago.  I was up at Stowe last week and you're not going to hit a rock without a shovel and a lot of digging, so everything up there should be good.  If you're in the mood for some "adventure terrain", I think Mad River Glen would be tough to beat, especially mid week.  MRG is one area that everybody should ski at some point in their life.  You appear to not get to VT very much; why pass up the most unique area in the country?
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Assuming that you're going to be staying in the Burlington-area, then 3-choices:

Jay ... 65-70 miles, about 90-minutes
Smuggs ... 35-40 miles, about 60-minutes
Bolton Valley ... 25 miles, about 30-35 minutes.

Personally, I'd do Bolton -- Easiest access, good variety of terrain, less skier traffic.

NB. I'll be in the area, on business, 3/16-17-18 ... I stay in Stowe, Green Mtn Inn.
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You have lots of choices up that way. Bolton and Smuggs are the closest. Stowe is a tad further from the highway. All the rest are a bit further yet. Smuggs is roughly a 45 min drive unless you are staying by the lake. I like both Smuggs and MRG a lot myself and in many regards they are very similar (unless you choose to ski where the crowd runs at Smuggs).
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