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East Coast

Resorts of the Year 2019: Best Scenery in the East

Here's the top 10 best resorts for Scenery in the East, according to SKI's Reader Resort Survey.

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1. Wildcat, N.H.

Wildcat Top 10 Scenery
Wildcat MountainWildcat Mountain Ski Area

“Love the varied terrain, the views are the BEST. Wildcat is very much a local ski area. Love it!!”

2. Smugglers’ Notch, Vt.

Biggest East Coast ski resorts: Smugglers' Notch, Vermont
Smugglers’ Notch, Vt.Courtesy of Smugglers’ Notch Resort

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.

Tram at Cannon Mountain
Cannon Mountain, N.H.Photo courtesy of Cannon Mountain

“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.

Bretton Woods Top 10 Scenery
Bretton Woods, N.H.Bretton Woods

“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.

Mad River Glen Chair
Mad River Glen, Vt.Photo courtesy of Mad River Glen

MRG and the Mad River Valley offers amazing skiing, great restaurants, beautiful unspoiled beauty, and a good vibe.”

7. Sugarbush, Vt.

Summit of Sugarbush
Sugarbush, Vt.Photo courtesy of Sugarbush

“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 Top 10 Scenery
Stowe, Vt.Vail Resorts

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

Biggest East Coast ski resorts: Sugarloaf, Maine
Sugarloaf, MaineCourtesy of Sugarloaf Resort

“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 Top 10 Scenery
Gore Mountain, N.Y.Gore Mountain

Gore serves up the most beautiful Adirondack views!”

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