New England is all about charming ski towns and classic ski mountains. There
are so many choices for a winter ski vacation at New England ski resorts. You
can ski and stay at country inns or a Relais and Chateaux bed and breakfast, or
stay slope side in a fully equipped ski condo or an
on mountain hotel like the
Stowe Mountain Lodge with an
outdoor heated pool, steps from the beginner slopes and a chairlift ride away
from expert terrain. New England is a skiers’ haven with
top ski resorts,
the best ski towns in the East, and
some top rated places to stay in ski country.
What’s ideal about skiing in New England is that you can alpine and cross
country ski all day and return to a luxury inn for sunset over the mountains
with wine and Vermont Cheddar cheese. Non skiers can spend the day at a ski
resort spa, go snowshoeing, snow tubing, or take in a little boutique shopping
and art galleries in the ski town. A horse drawn carriage ride through the ski
village is a great choice.
New Hampshire has declared skiing as their official winter sport. The Granite
State of NH offers a few elegant ski lodges and four diamond ski hotels for
couples and for honeymooners. NH has the largest mountain on the Eastern
Seaboard, Mount Washington, skiing Bretton Woods
and staying at the Mount Washington Hotel is grand,
gorgeous and gracious. Cannon Mountain boasts
the biggest vertical in New Hampshire and the only aerial Tram. The Village of Jackson is picture postcard perfect, and
staying at The Wentworth is elegant and
ever close to extensive Nordic and Downhill skiing at Black,
Attitash and Cranmore. Some of NH's best snowmaking is at Loon Mountain, which is easy to
get to and offers ego pleasing terrain with modern lifts and on mountain
Maine has some mighty big ski mountains,
River are the biggest
in New England and best places to ski – full service ski resorts. The challenge is
finding lodging that is luxurious enough to make your ski vacation complete.
Sunday River and Sugarloaf both feature luxury ski in ski out hotels.
Saddleback, Sugarloaf and Sunday River all have on mountains ski condos, some
are quite nice- most are not quite worthy. And there are a few new mountain
homes for rent in Maine that are setting a new higher standard.
While the big resort skiing of New England is in Maine, New Hampshire and
Vermont, Massachusetts has a few ski resorts worth a visit, if you find a nice
bed and breakfast in the Berkshires, you can ski Jiminy Peak. New England also
offers some great local cuisine for farm to table dining in the mountains and
some classic alpine bars for après ski that becomes especially lively come