WHY: Scrappy East Coast ski areas breed scrappy skiers, and Waterville Valley churns out some of the best. It sent eight athletes to the Sochi Olympics, including gold medalist Hannah Kearney. Plus it birthed freestyle skiing in the early ’70s. NBD.
WHAT: The mountain features four terrain parks, including the lauded Exhibition Park.
WHERE: Shake off your hangover with a big breakfast at the Blue Moon Cafe.