Stowe vs Bolton is a stupid comparison. Bolton is the steepest access road to the flattest skiing. Stowe has probably the best skiing in vt. In my case there used to be a mountain Washington valley local pass, that is not around this year. So I could pay $800 more for my family to ski either cranmore or Shawnee peak. Or for $800 less at attitash/wildcat. I thought it was a no brainer until I realized what a shitshow vail is. Weekend skiing sucks but with a family with kids there is no choice.