My son was at Wintergreen yesterday and into the evening. He went with some new and inexperienced skiers and riders. They had a great time. More from the social I think. Depending on your expectations, skill level, and the company you keep, will influence the fun factor. Basically, everyone will be on just 2 trails, and the weather is going to be less then stellar for the next few days and nights.
I made the 3.5 trip to SS and spent some time on Cupps and it was great. From there, went to the 2 runs to the right of Swallowtail lift (furthest trails over.)Extremely firm, more so if your not a carver, if you know what I mean. Widowmaker was not open, long way from it, and the trail just to the left was being skidded, by bunches. Didn't get on it but, the young man on the chair said it was well used (firm).
For me, EG is at least a couple of weeks away to make the 1.5 hour trip worth it, and I'm not a snow snob. SS and other major resorts, I tend to stray away on W-E's and Holidays.
Bang for your buck, most Definity SS. Pumping out tons of snow, much more terrain. Although, if your consider those, you might want to consider Massennutten.
No disrespect intended from the above posts, but the tones are a little misleading from my perspective, especially for us new DCski users.
I would have made the shorter trip to EG, extremely disappointed and missed out on a fantastic time at SS.
Just my unbiased opinion. first trip to SS in 5/7 years, never been to WG or Mass..
Wherever you decide bring the smiles with you, be safe and have fun.