Image: Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont
Let me tell you why you should check out a place very near and dear to my heart- The East.
Here are 5 reasons you should check out the East this season.
Yes, snow! Oh, you thought the East was just ice and man-made crud? Think again. Some of the East’s best mountains average close to 300 inches of snow annually. Smuggler’s Notch, VT sees 280″, while Jay Peak, VT averages over 300″! Jay ended their season with a whopping 423″ last year. That’s comparable to most resorts in Colorado.
When the snow has fallen, you’re in for a real treat at these resorts. The East is known for excellent gladed trails cut through the birch, spruce, and maple forests of the Appalachian and Adirondack Mountains. Check out Mad River Glen, VT and Bretton Woods, NH for endless tree skiing possibilities.
Had a couple of rough falls on the ice? Need to relax after killing yourself on some moguls that probably shouldn’t be open? Don’t worry. Most resorts in the East have plenty of options for a few adult beverages and live entertainment. Check out our neighbors to the North in Tremblant, QC or enjoy the nightlife at Killington, VT.
The views in the East are nothing to scoff at. Most mountains rise well-above the surrounding landscape which makes for endless vistas of the land below. Stowe, VT has the benefit of gracing VT’s highest peak Mt. Mansfield. Check out Wildcat Mountain, NH for amazing views of the East’s largest peak Mt. Washington. And if you really want a looker, check out
What happens when the natural snow just isn’t ideal? Head to the park. The East has some of the best parks in the country. My personal recommendations are Carinthia at Mt. Snow, VT and Big Boulder, PA.