Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Pennsylvania
This is absolutely the best Vermont has to offer, with the shortest distance from the Jersey Shore. If you live on the jersey shore you may know what i mean. otherwise your stuck with Vernon based mountain creek..which is now only for snowboarders i think. and blows. so go here instead. or dont. And let the people that know about it keep it a secret. your welcome.
Elk is close to where I live in PA. It makes for a great day trip. They have the best snowmaking in PA and it is always consistant. Not only are their staff warm and friendly, the people who frequent the mountain are equally as friendly. Never a quiet lift ride up the mountain. They have good food in the cafe and the restaurant and it is extremely reasonably priced. Just a great all around mountain on the east coast!