Hi, We live in Southern Louisiana and my kids have never really seen snow (other than once on vacation in DC) so they keep asking to go someplace where they can just play in it. I was thinking about Stone Mountain since it's probably the closest place with guaranteed snow, an 8-9 hour drive. I haven't added up all of the costs yet, but I was wondering if people generally thought this was a worthwhile trip and good value? If so, how many days should we spend there to do the snow, explore, and then the Christmas activities? Any suggestions on hotel stays that are affordable, but nice? We like suite hotels usually since there are 5 of us. Any other budget info would be great also! Thanks!