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Snowboarding - Best VT mountain?

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Snowboarding - Best VT mountain?

We are traveling to Vermont this Christmas. We'll probably stay in two different cities over 5 nights, but in order to definitively decide which two, what are the best resorts/mountains for young adults to snow board (not skiing)? They are intermediate level and will mix it up between the slopes and the parks. I'm willing to travel about 30 - 45 minutes in any direction from the city we decide to rest our heads at night.

I'd like it to be safe enough to leave our 16 & 20 year old sons while the wife & I sightsee during the day but not a kiddee place either where they will feel out of place.

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1. Re: Snowboarding - Best VT mountain?

Killinton, Stowe or Jay Peak. Smuggler's Notch is good too.

Jay has the most natural snow but you'll be there early in the season, so it could be hit or miss.

December skiing can be awesome or it can really blow.

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2. Re: Snowboarding - Best VT mountain?

Couple choices here for you. 1) Ludlow Vt, Okemo Mountain. Good boarding, quick trip to the slopes (under 10 min)and some stuff for you to do in town while they ride. 2) Stowe, VT, Stowe Mountain. Great slopes and again quick trip to the mountain from town (under 10). Depending on where you stay you can ride the lift right onto the mountain. Stowe has a lot to offer, good restautants, shops and scenic views. Good luck and you will enjoy either mountain.

http://www.okemo.com/okemosummer/

http://www.gostowe.com/

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3. Re: Snowboarding - Best VT mountain?

I was about to suggest Okemo but got beaten to it. The link posted is to the summer site though (golf etc..) the one below has all the winter info.

http://www.okemo.com/okemowinter/

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4. Re: Snowboarding - Best VT mountain?

Thanks for the replies. After talking to the wife and doing some research (in reverse order), I bit the bullet and chose South Woodstock for 2 nights and Stowe for 3 nights. I figured the boys will have Killington & Suicide Six to choose from in Woodstock and naturally Stowe for the latter part of the trip. We've heard many great things on both towns for my wife and I to pursue for our leisure.

Thanks again!

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