Ski Resort Life

Resorts of the Year 2019: Best Snow in the East

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

1. Mount Snow, Vt.

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Mount Snow, Vt.Photo credit: Mount Snow

“We love Mount Snow! Excellent snowmaking and large snowfalls made for a long ski season. Many high-speed lifts with more planned. North Face black diamonds are worthy of the designation.”

2. Jay Peak, Vt.  

“Great glade skiing and more snow than most spots on the East Coast. Fun entertainment after skiing with indoor waterpark.”

3. Smugglers ‘ Notch, Vt. 

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Smugglers’ Notch, Vt. Smugglers’ Notch

Smuggs is a magical place. It has great skiing with good snow and challenging terrain, but its charm is that it is a throwback to resorts as they used to be. A local’s mountain, but welcoming to outsiders as well. Also, it does not hurt that the views from the top are drop-dead gorgeous.”

4. Okemo, Vt. 

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Okemo, Vt. Okemo

“If the snow is bad at Okemo, the snow at other resorts is unskiable. Okemo does the best job recovering from those terrible January rain storms. What Ok gives up in quantity of steep terrain they make up for in quality of snow. A very consistent product.”

5. Bretton Woods, N.H.

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Bretton Woods, N.H. Bretton Woods

“Amazing care is given to grooming and making the conditions as great as they can be at Bretton Woods.”

6. Sugarbush, Vt.

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Sugarbush, Vt. Sugarbush

“The friendliness and attention to a positive experience is above and beyond what I’ve experienced anywhere else. The grooming and snow quality at Sugarbush are always amazing.”

7. Mount Sunapee, N.H.

Skiers at Mt. Sunapee
Mount Sunapee, N.H.Photo courtesy of Mount Sunapee

Sunapee never disappoints, the snowpack is always dependable and the views are lovely from just about anywhere on the hill.”

8. Wachusett, Mass.

Wachusett has such a great family atmosphere and is a great all-around mountain. Their snow making was awesome and the groomers are some of the best in the country!”

9. Loon, N.H.

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Loon N.H.Gus Noffke

Loons snowmaking and grooming are top notch! Trails on South Peak are fantastic for intermediate to expert with a quick lift.”

10. Killington, Vt.

“Enormous variety of terrain for every ability level at Killington and you can always count on snow, even in bad years because they have great snowmaking. Plus, they host the women’s World Cup.”

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