Hi, my wife and I just moved into the Boston area this year from out West and we've only skied in the Rockies so after some research I settled on Killington as the best thing out east considering snow, vertical, acreage etc. I'd love to here from someone who has skied out west how Killington compares to some places like Keystone, Snowmass, Breckenridge, Jackson Hole, Monarch, etc.
I know equipment rentals are typically a lot more expensive at the mountain rental shops. Do you have any suggestions as to where the best place would be considering price and equipment off the mountain? We'd like for it to be fairly close.
Also, I think I've settled on trying to find someplace to stay that is on the access road. How far is the entrance of the access road from the slopes? Is Killington the town reasonably close? Any suggestions on cheap quality places to stay?
We're trying to shoot for early January. Hopefully we aren't to late in trying to get a place booked. Have they seemed to have gotten quite a bit of natural snowfall by then or are they still relying on man-made snow quite a bit?
Thanks so much for you help in advance!