1. Wildcat, N.H.
“Love the varied terrain, the views are the BEST. Wildcat is very much a local ski area. Love it!!”
2. Smugglers’ Notch, Vt.
“Smugglers’ Notch Resort is a fun, wonderful experience. The views from the chairlifts and the trails are beautiful. The staff is great. All around great place to go.”
3. Whiteface. N.Y.
“Whiteface is the best skiing with the East’s highest vertical. The trails are so beautifully cut and follow the fall line perfectly. Views are stunning.”
4. Cannon, N.H.
“On sunny days there is nothing more beautiful than the views across Franconia notch of snowcapped Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette from Cannon‘s beautiful trail Vista Way.”
5. Bretton Woods, N.H.
“One of the most iconic views in the Northeast, with a varied array of nearby activities available within minutes of Bretton Woods.”
6. Mad River Glen, Vt.
“MRG and the Mad River Valley offers amazing skiing, great restaurants, beautiful unspoiled beauty, and a good vibe.”
7. Sugarbush, Vt.
“I love Sugarbush. I think it cultivates a really great sense of community. People are loyal to this mountain. The entire place is magical—the snow and the glades, and the scenery—it’s all phenomenal. This is my favorite mountain in the country.”
8. Stowe, Vt.
“Stowe is a New England classic. Unlike many resorts, it is a real town with all that offers: quaint inns and lots of retail, art galleries, etc.”
9. Sugarloaf, Maine
“Love Sugarloaf! The most challenging terrain in the East, but plenty of terrain for less adventurous skiers. Best glades, too. Great ski-in/ski-out accommodations. The most beautiful ski area I’ve ever been to.”
10. Gore, N.Y.
Gore serves up the most beautiful Adirondack views!”
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