Okemo is tops for snow-making and grooming. It is true, alot of the trails are wide predictable boulevards, but there are steeps, and glades and moguls (machine made and natural). Overall it's my favorite in the East. Stratton is too many Escalades and Fur-trimmed trophy wives. Tip - get away from the base ASAP. The Mountain road gets crowded in the afternoon. Pipe shredders, Pee-Wees and families congregate there.
If your entire group is experts, maybe try somewhere else. But, if you want a place for Mop, Pop and the kids from hotdog big brother racer to never-ever little sis', this is the place.