7 Best Ski Resorts in New England by the New England Weekender

7 Best Ski Resorts in New England

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Don’t spend your weekends this winter indoors! Discover some of New England’s best ski resorts! Family fun,¬†¬†romantic getaways and nightlife, as well as the best deals and savings! all here¬†in one convenient ‘weekender’¬†list!


1. Proximity and Convenience to New York City 

 Ski Butternut | Great Barrington, Massachusetts 

380 State Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 413.528.2000

Ski Butternut is located conveniently in the Berkshires about 2.5 hours from N.Y.C and 1.5 hours from Boston! With 110 acres and 11 lifts, season passes and a full rental shop, there’s something for everyone. After a day on the mountain, head to downtown Great Barrington to discover a variety of restaurants and shops.¬†¬†

2. Way up there! Get-a-way & stay!

 Stowe Mountain Resort | Stowe Vermont

5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 056721-888-478-6938

Stowe Mountain Resort is comprised of two separate mountains, Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. In addition to the ski mountains, the resort offers guided snow shoeing tours, ice skating, multiple terrain parks as well as overnight accommodations, dining and close proximity to the quaint town of historic Stowe, VT. Child Care, Lessons, and a fully equipped rental shop are also available.

3. Nightlife
Sugarloaf Mountain | Maine 

5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

Sugarloaf Mountain offers great skiing and boarding as well as a variety of events for people of all ages. Their partnership with Bud light has yielded the Bud Light Concert Series! Every winter Bud Light brings the best parties to Sugarloaf mountain! Throughout the winter you can see great bands perform in the Widowmaker Lounge starting at 9pm. Sugarloaf is the largest ski area east of the Rockies. The trails and glades spread across Sugarloaf Mountain, Brackett Basin and Burnt Mountain. Additionally, the resort offers many winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, tubing, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, concerts, slope side lodging and terrain parks.

4. Quintessential New England Charm 

Waterville Valley | New Hampshire

1 Ski Area Rd, Waterville Valley, NH 03215

Waterville Valley Resort offers so all season fun for the whole family. If you love that quintessential New England charm, Waterville is the resort for you. The resort offers skiing and boarding as well as tubing, dog sled excursions an indoor ice arena, a fully equipped athletic club complete with an indoor pool and spa, as well as shopping, beautiful overnight accommodations and nightlife activities. 

5. Best Family Deals

Sunday River | Newry Maine

15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME 04261 207-824-3000

Sunday River Ski Resort is¬†located in Newry, Maine.¬†It is one of Maine’s largest and most visited ski resorts. Its vertical drop of 2,340 feet is the second largest in Maine and the sixth largest in New England. (January 8, 2018 – January 12, 2018)¬† Kids are Free! The Children’s Festival is a week-long celebration of skiing families with a full schedule of fun events, activities, and great deals that allow kids to ski and stay — for free! Events and activities will include fireworks, snow tubing, night-time entertainment, dinners with Eddy the Yeti and Betty, scavenger hunts, themed ski/snowboard lessons, and more!¬†

6. Best Vacation Packages 

 Mount Snow | West Dover, Vermont

39 Mount Snow Road  West Dover, VT 05356 1-800-245-SNOW

420 Acres, 68 Trails and a variety of family activities, Mount Snow in West Dover Vermont has something for everyone! This ski resort made our list for best vacation packages and offers a slew of savings if you purchase lift tickets online in advance. In addition to skiing and boarding, the resort offers snow mobile tours, cross country skiing and snow shoeing as well as a variety of family friendly activities. 

7. Best Day Trip 

 Jiminy Peak | Massachusetts 

37 Corey Rd, Hancock, MA 01237

Offers a wide variety of after school and mid-week programs. Accessible to all of New England, located in central Massachusetts! After work adult programs as well as women’s programs, group rates and discounted lift tickets when purchased online. Two terrain parks and a close proximity to local shops and restaurants!¬†