im from the detroit area too and i went out to CO in april and hit up copper, breck, and keystone. they're all within 30 mins of each other and all amazing, especially compared to pine knob, alpine valley, mt holly and the other shit we have to deal with around here. east coast shredding is a lot icier though so i would say if you wanted a better trip CO would be best, although VT is cheaper
where around detroit are you from?
How is Vermont's snow early season. Looking to go the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Thanks for the info. I heard Killington can get pretty icy, can anyone confirm this. Also I see the lifts all shut down at 4, are there any hills near Killington that have hours after dark?
I have been to both places and like Killington so much more than Breck. There is less people mostly and the mountain is aweeesome. Plus Vermont is beautiful and yeah, you don't need an airline.
The benefit of of Colorado (i'm moving there haha) though is if you go for at least a week, you can rent out a mountain house for cheap and get the ticket dealy thing to all four surrounding mountains. Oh Breckenridge is bigger but if yr not used to the elevation you might get pretty sick.
Killington is pretty awesome dude. I spent two days there this winter and had a great time.
It's a huge mountain range, has a couple of great parks.
The town you stay in is only about 10 minutes from the hill (watch for fucking speed trap cops in the podung towns around it though)
Overall I'd recommend it to anyone.
Sugarbush is only an hour away too, and Jay Peak isn't that far either. Lots of great terrain to ride in VT.
its almost the 4th of july and all i can think about is how i broke my arbor at the end of the season....
we need powder boards!
Planning a November trip from Michigan to either Breckenridge or Killington. Anyone have any input on these? The big factor for NOT going to CO is airfare since it's only 10 hours drive from Detroit to Killington. About 10 people going so there are some issues on which place to go.