How do you guys get to vt area resorts in a snowstorm? Mount snow is barely makeable for a day drip at 2 1/2 hours with no storm. Maybe do that twice a year max. Local is where it's at. I'm sorry, but talking about helmets and you drive through vt backroads in a snowstorm? You're more likely to die on the road. Do you know how dangerous trying to drive 100's of miles in a blizzard is? And how are you supposed to get there for first tracks/first chair when the roads are snow covered? A hotel is a neccesity and that's more money and more time off from work ect. Very difficult to score fresh untracked powder anywhere on ec unless you live local. And how long would it take you to drive from hartford, ct to mount snow in the middle of a blizzard? 7 hours one way? Assuming you can get there alive with your vehicle in one piece. You can only go 30-35mph max the whole way and maybe 20mph on side roads if it's really bombing out. Yeah obviously a hotel is necessary.