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East Coast

Best in the East: Overall 11-20

The results of our reader-ranked survey for the top 11-20 resorts in Eastern North America.

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Courtesy of Bretton Woods

No. 11: Bretton Woods, NH (Click for more info).

“While it may not have a great deal of steeps to play on, it’s great for families and there is a large variety of trails to choose from to give you a good ride.”

Photo courtesy of Bretton Woods.

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No. 12: Killington, VT

“Killington is The Beast of the East! Has something for everyone…and then some. While the nightlife just off the hill is the best, it does need to update some of the outdated lodges.”

Photo courtesy of Chandler Burgess / Killington.

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No. 13: Whiteface Mountain, NY

“Whiteface has always been known for its gnarly terrain, but the great grooming and good snowmaking should be praised as well! However, it’s a huge lone mountain so the winds and extreme low temperatures can get pretty brutal.”

Photo courtesy of Whiteface Mountain.

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No. 14: Sunday River, ME

“Sunday River never rests on their laurels, whether its lifts, snowmaking, grooming, or après. Not as kid-friendly as other mountains, but definitely good if you’re looking for a solid challenge.”

Photo courtesy of Sunday River.

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Photo courtesy of Stratton Mountain

No. 15: Stratton, VT

“Everything is as cozy as a pair of slippers—even the strangers are friendly! Excellent mountain food provided by friendly employees, but it’s not cheap.”

Photo courtesy of Hubert Schriebl / Stratton.

Holiday Valley, New York ranks 10th in the East in SKI Magazine's 2020 Resort Guide
Photo courtesy of Holiday Valley

No. 16: Holiday Valley, NY

“Holiday Valley maximizes its minimal amount of vertical to give a big-mountain experience with what they have. Lift service is excellent, the lodges are beautiful, and the mountain dining options are delicious.”   

Photo courtesy of Holiday Valley.

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No. 17: Waterville Valley, NH

“Great for families and quick access to Boston, providing just as good terrain as bigger mountains. The only problem is the old lift infrastructure that needs a serious face-lift.”

Photo courtesy of Waterville Valley.

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Cannon Mt.

No. 18: Cannon Mountain, NH

“Steeps, trees, and no frills. They tend to not smooth out the bumps or try to make it easy for everyone, but that’s part of the signature old-school hardcore skier vibe.”

Photo courtesy of Cannon Mountain.

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No. 19: Wildcat, NH

“Wildcat is a no-nonsense mountain for the person who simply wants to ski. There’s not much glitz, but the scenery and setting is legendary.”

Photo courtesy of Wildcat.

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Photo courtesy of Wachusett Mountain

No. 20: Wachusett Mountain, MA

“Wachusett is one of the few small training mountains remaining. What the slope lacks in terrain is more than compensated for by the excellent instruction and value, and has a really diverse patronage.”

Photo courtesy of Wachusett Mountain.