Hey East Coast board members, I'm looking to plan a ski vacation for a group of twenty-somethings for a week in January. We're all from NJ or Manhattan, so our options for destinations seem to be Vermont or the Poconos. A condo/private home rental in the Poconos will be around $2,000, while Vermont will be a fair bit more expensive. I know that Vermont has the edge with mountain quality, but what about non-ski activities (e.g., restaurants, nightlife, etc.)? Is Vermont worth the extra money and 4 hours of drive time? Note that while we enjoy the sport, we're not hardcore skiers at all, and the nightlife/things to do aspect is probably equally as important as mountain quality. What areas/resorts do you recommend staying in each, given our circumstances?