Any idea what the trails will be like? And how long to get up the from where we live?
Christine and I leave for Florida the Monday after this festival, so it would be pretty tight, schedule-wise, but not impossible.
Ask Mergs about those trails - I think he's done Perry Hill - I know he's hit a lot fo the stuff up there. Check out MTBR.com and go to the VT section - there should be some pics of those places.
I've done a bunch of riding in the Stowe area - I've been going up since college in 1988. There is plenty of good stuff and the riders there are off the scale in many ways. They'll kick your ass going up, down, and sideways. Like I've said before - it's in the water and the air up there.
And Stowe and Waterbury are beautiful areas (I was just up in Stowe this past weekend 4wheeling) and there is plenty of non-bike things to do if you are going up with you girlfriend/wife/family. Lots of good restaurants, sites, and activities.
I would defintely go if I had the time. I'll be up there in August for a week with the family to get my Stowe area fix.