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Old 12-30-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Hi guys,
I will be up in the Burlington area in a couple of weekends with my wife and 7 year old daughter. We planned on doing a day of skiing on Saturday and were looking for recommendations on a good place to ski for the day. My daughter is still a pretty new skier (took lessons for the first time last year) so we don't need anything special, just a good family ski area.

Our initial thought was obviously Stowe, but didn't know if there would be a better option for us in the area.

Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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Bolton Valley. A favorite of many Burlington area families.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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I've always wanted to ski Burke Mountain but never had the chance. I'm sure conditions are great out that way? I know the NEK is often shadowed by the White Mountains and doesn't get nearly as much snow as other places, but I assume Burke does well.

I would also look at Killington as well, OP. The entire state has done well on snowfall the last week or two.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Burke and Killington are both about 2 hours from Burlington fyi. Bolton is 30 minutes. Stowe about an hour.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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I haven't been in a few years myself.
I started at Jay Peak and only been to Stowe few times.
Stowe seemed nicer for new people as the choice of grades seem better. Jay has steeper inclines.
I prefer Jay Peak but it says its 1.5hrs from Burlington
http://www.jaypeakresort.com/about/getting-here
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Bolton Valley Bolton Valley
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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I haven't been in a few years myself.
I started at Jay Peak and only been to Stowe few times.
Stowe seemed nicer for new people as the choice of grades seem better. Jay has steeper inclines.
I prefer Jay Peak but it says its 1.5hrs from Burlington
Getting Here | Jay Peak Resort
Jay Peak is quite nice, but temperatures there can often be extremely cold at elevation so most bring the nordic gear.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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Bolton might be the closest?

Mad River Glen has lots of families also. They have great pre-season pricing but a lot of the best deals have passed now.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Bolton is a good option, but the is always Smugglers Notch which is the number one family ski area hands down. Smuggs is less than an hour from Burlington.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:56 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for the responses!
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