1. Tremblant, Quebec
"People are so friendly and it really does feel like a European vacation. Strong USD helps too. Food is amazing! What can I say? It is my new all-time favorite East Coast mountain! Viva la Mont Tremblant!"
2. Stowe, Vt.
"The on-hill ski experience at Stowe is a great representation of east coast riding. For the off-hill experience, the town of Stowe is unmatched by anything else in the East. From fantastic après-ski, to delicious dining options, and world-class beer served at every establishment, Stowe is a must-visit for families and ski enthusiasts alike."
3. Holiday Valley, N.Y.
"Holiday Valley is a very good sized ski area for an East Coast resort. The nearby town of Ellicottville is charming and offers a variety of dining and shopping options. The people are very friendly. One of the best Eastern ski resorts."
4. Whiteface, N.Y.
"Whiteface is a great mountain with lots of challenging terrain. Most times that I have been here the crowds have been pretty small, no lift lines and plenty of space to ski. Lake Placid has lots to offer for nightlife, dining, and winter activities other than skiing."
5. Killington, Vt.
"My favorite resort. Top-notch snowmaking and grooming. The snow guarantee is legit. Steep and challenging terrain. Great activities after you are done skiing. Excellent dining options. Staff is the best in Vermont."
6. Sugarbush, Vt.
"The staff is always smiling no matter where you are on the mountain. Win is out everyday talking to folks on the lift and implements what he learns with his staff. Food is awesome and a good variety. Very family friendly. Love Sugarbush."
7. Smugglers' Notch, Vt.
"You can't beat Smuggs for the overall experience. Fantastic variation on the trails, food, convenience of getting around the resort. The staff are fantastic and go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. Don't tell too many people though!"
8. Stratton, Vt.
"Very consistent conditions, great grooming, skiing for all types of abilities, New ownership seems to get it, much cleaner, better food, improving the resort."
9. Loon, N.H.
"Great access for a day trip. Best for an intermediate level skier. Great variety of dining in the local area."
10. Mount Snow, Vt.
"Loads of fun classic New England cruisers. Very efficient lift system. Great snowmaking and grooming. Service and food very friendly, top-notch mountain."
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