There's a lot on the market but we have had a few months of very steady activity finally and things are starting to move again. Any of the towns in the Woodstock area would offer what you are looking for byt the sound of your question but if you can afford something in Woodstock it could be the best bet. I'm happy to help with your seach if you don't have a Realtor firstname.lastname@example.org.
White River is flat, Ct. River Valley. No skiing persay.
Focus on Killington or LUDLOW.
Look at the current tax rate for all the surrounding communities of Ludlow. Cavendish, Proctorsville, Weston, Mt. Holly, Tyson, Plymouth and Reading(25 miles to WRJ). All of which surround Ludlow. I live in Reading just a half mile over the line from Plymouth, which adjoins Ludlow. It is just far enough removed so it is nice and quiet. Great biking road, access to sledding and only 9 miles to Okemo(either entrance). My home is on the market and we will probably rent it if it does not sell by November. It is a 16 year old 2400+ sq' home and it will rent for between 10.5 an 12 for the season(plus utilities). Dan