So basically I get to choose where my family trip is over Christmas break. Want a good balance between good parks and good terrain. Right now some options are Killington, Stowe, Sunday River, and Sugarbush. Your input is welcome, thanks
Stowe takes the cake for EC family vacations...if you want nice dinners, hotel, awesome terrain...stowe wins.
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."
i never managed to get to stowe when i lived out there, so i cant speak to how good it is.
ive skied jay which i thought was great, park wasn't the greatest back then, maybe its changed though.
but im with the guy above. if you want good terrain, and a good park, then go to sugarloaf. decent bit more fun terrain to be found than at the other places you listed. i would think stowe would be pretty close though at least in terms of the mountain. it looks like it has a bit more alpine to it? then again EC above treeline skiing is normally very hit or miss, and pretty much a guaranteed no go for xmas.
Mount snow, has great parks, there is a wide variety of terrain to choose from. By Christmas on average, at least 60% of the mountain is open for skiing. If it is a good winter, 90% of the trails would be open