Best Eastern Resort

by: welle - Mar 17, 2010

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 5
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Terrain, Off-piste, Food, Night life, Other Activities

    Cons: Pricey; worst first aid station.

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010

Full review

My favorite Vermont resort - what's not to like? Great terrain, good off-piste skiing, a lot of activities nearby including ice climbing in the Notch. The new lodge is gorgeous and the food at Spruce Base camp is the best value. Yes, it's pricey, but all ski mountains' food is over-priced, at least here you get gourmet-quality freshly prepared food, not some soggy fries that had been sitting there since the morning. I like how the layout of the mountain segregates by skill levels so everyone stays safe and happy: beginners mostly stay at Spruce, intermediates and families ride Gondola and the advanced stay around the Fourrunner Quad. It is also a bit farther than Killington for NYC, Boston and CT folks and farther than Jay Peak for Montrealers, so the mountain never feels crowded.