I live in NYC and been skiing killington since 2000. This mountain, by far, is the BEST mountain on the East Coast of the US. Can't compare to anything in Utal, Colarado, or California, but the simple four hour drive makes it the best. I'm a father of two and my wife skiis...i'm a lucky one. The resorts north of here do have better snow, but no where near the size and options. This resort is the best.
Although crowded, if you stay on black, double black diamond trails you will be a safe distance from those yahoo rude snowboarders and reckless skiiers.
-Plenty of Double Diamonds (easy ones...not west coast doubles)
-Plenty of Glades (I say more challenging than west coast)
-East 4 hour drive from NY and 2hours from Boston
-You can stay Cheap ($80/day) in various hotels just 20-30min away from base
-A lot for everyone from beginners to Experts...everyone will be happy
-Great nightlife if you like Live bands and decent restaurants
-Great snow and great terrain
Big Mountain Feel
-The Big Mountain with 5 bases may lead to people getting lost
-The daycare is UNACCEPTABLY EXPENSIVE...New owner raised the price beyond the reach
of middle class skiiers...$130 a day is too much. Daycare shouldn't cost More than a liftticket.
-Very crowded and many many rude people...mostly snowboarders
Come to Killington...it's the closest you'll get to the Big-Mountain West Coast Feel.