Best in the East 2018: Overall 1-10
The results of our reader-ranked survey for the top 10 resorts in Eastern North America.
Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.
No. 1: Smugglers’ Notch, VT (Click for more info)
“Smuggs is an oasis in the land of range rovers and ‘cool kids’. Sick terrain, sick vibe, awesome people, a true skiers mountain. If I want to ski the East, I’m going to Smuggs.”
Photo: Courtesy of Priscilla Emerling / Smugglers’ Notch.
No. 2: Sugarbush, VT
“Sugarbush is the friendliest mountain in the East: skiers, snowboarders, families, and park rats all fit in here. Their main focus is on the quality of the mountain, and the ambiance is perfect! It feels how every ski resort should feel.”
Photo credit Brian Mohr / Ember Photo.
No. 3: Mount Snow, VT
“Mount Snow’s authentic and welcoming vibe means you’re surrounded by genuine people at a true Vermont classic hill. They simply do an excellent job at everything.”
Photo courtesy of Mount Snow.
No. 4: Tremblant, Quebec
“Tremblant always hits it out of the park. Everything you could ever want in a winter vacation is here – even if you don’t ski!”
Photo courtesy of Tremblant.
No. 5: Jay Peak, VT
“Jay Peak has amazing snow, awesome glades, nice staff, and a good lift system. They do everything right!”
Photo courtesy of Jay Peak.
No. 6: Mad River Glen, VT
“Mad River is skiing as it should be, it’s shown everyone who’s ever skied there how the east can go toe-to-toe with the big guys out west. Add in the classic single chair and the atmosphere of a big family, and you have it as good as it gets.”
Photo courtesy of Mad River Glen.
No. 7: Sugarloaf, ME
“I love Sugarloaf so much that sometimes I’m tempted not to tell other skiers about it because I want to keep it to myself!”
Photo courtesy of Sugarloaf.
No. 8: Stowe, VT
“A classic New England resort with an awesome location and great ambience that remains a real ski town.”
Photo courtesy of Stowe.
No. 9: Okemo, VT
“Okemo has been and will continue to be an annual destination for our family.”
Photo courtesy of Okemo.
No. 10: Loon Mountain, NH
“Your season pass gets you so much more than amazing skiing and truly makes it worth calling Loon my home mountain. 2 hours from Boston, all highway, no backroads, this resort rocks!”
Want more? Check out the Resort Guide 2018 Best of the East 11-20 here.
Photo courtesy of Loon Mountain.