We're a family of 6 looking to book a ski vacation in Vermont (this will be our first time in VT, usually ski in QC). It's difficult finding a mountain/resort that can cater to everyone's interests, so I was hoping that someone on here could help us choose a suitable place! Here's who we are and what we're looking for:
- I'm an intermediate skier, not picky.
- My wife doesn't ski, so she'd like to have a pool, shopping, spa, etc.
- 2 kids ages 10 and 12, who would require a quality all-day ski program.
- 2 more kids in their early 20's, looking for good skiing as well as nightlife and other people their age they can have fun with.
We'd ideally like to have everything within walking distance, no driving (especially to the mountain and restaurants/nightlife). We looked at Smugglers' Notch, which has excellent kids programs, but seemingly little apres ski and grown up fun (the 2 20-somethings in particular are repulsed by the thought). Killington looks promising, but everything seems very spaced out (correct me if I'm wrong) and the all-day ski programs don't seem great. Stowe and Stratton were 2 others, but not really sure what to expect from either. I should mention that we're willing to splurge a bit on this vacation, IF the place is truly worth the premium.
If you have any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated. It's difficult planning a vacation somewhere you've never been, especially when you have such a diverse group, so we could certainly use the help. Cheers and thanks in advance!Edited: 1:53 am, November 24, 2012