LOL Hamden CT is a shithole dude, I live 5 minutes away from Quinnipiac. Gladly at UVM as a sophmore.
As far as mountains go, you can't go wrong. So many choices within an hour an a half.
-Stowe is a gaper trap but their jumps are the best out of any. Their woods are on par with every other mountain minus Jay.
-Jay is the true skiers mountain, same with MRG but I haven't been yet.
-The Bush is the best for lapping park with good flow and lack of crowds. So glad I got A Bush pass over a Stowe pass this year.
-Killington is a bit farther but such a dope mountain.
-Bolton is a fun little mountain, def. gets more hate than deserved.
I can't believe there are only a few committed so far, UVM as a safety? LOLwut.