stratton is by far our favorite local vermont mountain. my younger son ian and i have season passes, we try to go up almost every weekend and holiday. my older son sean joins us once his hockey season is over. the thing we like the most is the quality of the snow, lack of crowds, runs, terrain parks, lift mgmt, lodging, parking and staff - plus the food is good. what did i miss, oh yea we can get there in about 3hrs from stamford, which makes daytrips do-able.