Four New England ski areas to head to after a snowstorm

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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.

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 (Image: ImNotQuiteJack)

Sugarloaf – Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Trails: 154

Lifts: 14

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 in the summer (Image: )
Wildcat in the summer (Image: Joe Shlabotnik)

Wildcat Mountain – Pinkham Notch, NH

Trails: 49

Lifts: 5

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 (Image: cdweber)

Stowe – Stowe, Vt. (Mount Mansfield)

Trails: 116

Lifts: 13

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 (Image: Wachusett Mountain)
Wachusett (Image: Wachusett Mountain)

Wachusett Mountain – Princeton, Mass.

Trails: 22

Lifts: 8

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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Four New England ski areas to head to after a snowstorm was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Melisse Hinkle
Author: Melisse Hinkle (271 posts)

A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has traveled throughout North America, biked through rice paddies in Bali, seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, walked alongside llamas in Machu Picchu and made her way around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Head of Content and Social Media for North America at Cheapflights.