I've been to Colorado, Austria, and Vermont on my big mountain list, plus a bunch of mid-atlantic hills, but they don't count, and Smuggler's Notch VT by far takes the cake as the best ski weekend I've experienced so far. 60+ inches of snow in the 5 days that I was there, so much snow that the lifts were closed the last day (20+ inches in 24 hours) :-Z. We stayed halfway between Stowe and Smuggs, skiied both and Smuggs definitely wins that battle. Much more acreage, better prices, more glades, and less people (what more could you ask for). Only complaint I'd have is that the lifts are a little slower, no gondola or quads, but it just gives you more time to enjoy the beautiful scenery. I recommend Smuggs to anyone no matter what world class resorts you've been to.