When it snows in New England (and if you haven’t heard, it’s about to!), plenty of hardy souls put down their cups of hot chocolate and set out for the slopes.
So, after driveways have been shoveled and roads and runways have been cleared, head to one of these New England ski areas to take in the fresh powder.
Sugarloaf – Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Vertical drop: 2,820 feet
Average natural snowfall: About 200 inches per year
Fun fact: The mountain is Maine’s second highest peak, topping out at more than 4,230 feet. It’s the only place in the East where you can access above-treeline skiing via lift.
Wildcat Mountain – Pinkham Notch, NH
Vertical drop: 2,112 feet
Average natural snowfall: 200 inches per year
Fun fact: The mountain boasts a 2.75-mile novice trail – the longest beginner ski trail in New Hampshire.
Stowe – Stowe, Vt. (Mount Mansfield)
Vertical drop: 2,160 feet
Average natural snowfall: 333 inches per year
Fun fact: Stowe has more mile-long lifts than any other resort in the East.
Wachusett Mountain – Princeton, Mass.
Vertical: 1,000 feet
Average natural snowfall: About 100 inches
Fun fact: During ski season, a ski train runs from Boston’s North Station to nearby Fitchburg, Mass. Saturdays and Sundays. Staff from Wachusett Mountain pick up skiers and riders at the Fitchburg station and transport them to the mountain. Easy access to the slopes for city-dwellers!
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