most acreage, second-highest peak in VT
crowded on busy weekends
As many times as we East-Coasters may have been to this Vermont staple, it's undeniable that at ~5 hours from NYC, Killy offers the most riding this side of the Mississippi. With last year's addition of 'The Stash,' an all-natural terrain park, to the resorts already renowned mogul fields, glades, and thigh-burning cruisers, this mountain is as complete as any (sans above-treeline terrain such as cornices, couloirs, etc). The surrounding town recognizes this as well, as there are a vast amount of apres-ski bars, great restaurants, and plenty of lodging options.