Hello, everyone! Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me. My family of five--three children from 6-13--are planning a trip to Vermont with some friends over the winter break in December. I know that's a busy time of year, but it's the only time we can take off of work, so that's the week we have to go. With the exception of my husband, we are all novice skiers, who have only skied maybe five times on small mountains.
Friends have recommended the Hearthstone Lodge in Stratton or Jackson Gore in Okemo for our trip, so between the two, which would you recommend for lodging and the best private ski lessons and activities for the children? Also, if you have stayed at Jackson Gore in Okemo, which of the condos do you prefer--the ones at the inn or the Brixby house? I will have to work some of the time for maybe two days in the room, so the room itself is important to me since I'll be holed up in there while the family is outside!
Thank you again for any recommendations! I appreciate the help!