New England

  • Located in the western part of New York, Holiday Valley Ski Resort is one of the best resorts in the area making it a great choice for riders who don’t want to fly to get some great skiing. Holiday Valley Ski Resort has 58 and 290 acres of terrain which is large for the area. With a 750 foot vertical drop, the terrain is not difficult when compared to larger mountains in the U.S. But, they make the best they can with what they have making it a great family resort for people in the New York, …

  • Located in northern New York State in the Adirondacks, Whiteface Mountain was the Olympic Mountain of the 1980 Winter Games. So, not only can you find great skiing but you will also find ski jumps, bobsledding, and other Olympic related facilities making this the home for many Olympians. Whiteface Mountain has a 3,430 feet vertical drop which is the largest in the eastern United States giving Whiteface Mountain some of the most challenging terrain in the U.S. and some amazing scenery. There are …

  • Wachusett Mountain is a small family oriented mountain located just one hour from Boston. It is the largest night skiing area in the east, making it perfect for Bostonians wanting to ski after work. Wachusett Mountain also is the only ski resort in the U.S with public transportation to the resort. It is a small mountain with 26 trails and 1,000 vertical feet, but Wachusett Mountain Resort is an excellent place for beginner/intermediate skiers with a great ski/snowboarding school. There is 100% …

  • Stratton Mountain is one of the largest ski mountains in southern Vermont in the United States. It is the highest peak in the area with a 2,003 vertical drop and 97 trails and more than 160 acres of glades. It has highly rated terrain parks, fabulous grooming, and a varied terrain. Stratton Mountain also has a good lift system including a gondola and numerous 6-passenger lifts. There is also expansive snowmaking covering 93% of the trails.

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  • Stowe Mountain Resort, located in Vermont, can be classified as a luxury resort. It is consistently one of the highest rated mountains in the eastern United States. Stowe Mountain Resort is one of the more expensive resorts in the eastern U.S., it is often compared to high end resorts in Europe for all of its amenities on and off the mountain. If you are looking for an upscale resort with a quaint historic Vermont town and you don’t mind paying for it, Stowe Mountain Resort makes a nice getaway. …

  • Smugglers Notch Resort (also known as “Smuggs”), is one of the top rated resorts in the eastern United States and Canada. It is well known as one of the best family resorts but Smugglers Notch Resort still has a great variety of trails and is highly rated for challenging trails leading to its high overall mountain ratings. Smugglers Notch Resort is located just down the road from Stowe, it is an outstanding low-key resort with a large amount of family oriented amenities.

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  • Okemo Ski Resort, located in southern Vermont, is rated as one of the best family resorts in the eastern United States and for also having some of the best terrain parks. Okemo Ski Resort offers the highest vertical drop in southern Vermont at 2,200 feet and a good variety of terrain across 121 trails and glades. If you like your buns toasted, try their six-seat chair lift with heated seats and an orange bubble cover to block the sun and wind.

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  • Mount Snow is located in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont and is a short drive from New York City and Boston. With 73 percent of the 87 runs being intermediate runs, Mount Snow is a good cruiser mountain with some challenging terrain and excellent terrain parks. The mountain has a top elevation of 3,600 feet, a vertical drop of 1,700 feet and it spans over 589 acres. Ski Magazine rates Mount Snow as one of the top resorts for terrain parks in the east. It boasts 10 terrain parks that …

  • If you ever want to go back in time to a ski hill, Mad River Glen is the place to go. Located in Vermont, this is not a resort. There are no high-speed quads, no grooming, and no snowboarders. Like the ski fields of New Zealand, where snow loving skiers form small clubs to own and operate the ski area, Mad River Glen is the only cooperatively owned ski area in the United States. The ownership group at Mad River Glen is not focused on building a resort for the money, instead they are focused on …

  • Located in northern Vermont near the Canadian border, Jay Peak is a highly rated family resort with some of the best terrain in the eastern U.S. Jay Peak has a varied terrain giving skiers and riders a great mix of beginner to advanced trails and the resort has many amenities including a waterpark, hockey rink, and restaurants. But Jay Peak is known for their snow and amazing glades.

    Being just south of the Canadian border, Jay Peak is a little hard to get to. You’ll need to drive down some …