Places to Ski in the Northeast

You never know where a short drive will take you! There are hundreds of mountains in the Northeast and maybe even better than the West Coast…. Okay maybe not all of them but I have found a list of mountains that are pretty close and the best experiences you will ever get in the Northeast. From New Jersey to the coast of Canada there are many ski resorts but from experience and other opinions, I have found the best resorts for fun and enjoyable time in the mountains. Whether you have never done the sport or you are an expert on the slopes these mountains are a must. Try one this season or all of them!

1. Windham Mountain Resort

Located in Windham, NY. There are 54 trails on 285 skiable acres. It is family friendly and highly rated. They are open all day and night and have activities like tubing and snowshoeing too!

2. Blue Mountain

Located in Palmerton, PA. 39 trails and 364 skiable acres. Great place for both learning and advanced skiers. Accommodates all levels of skiing and has lots to do around the resort. This is the closest mountain to Philly!

3. Killington Ski Area

Located in Killington, VT. There are 155 trails and 1,509 skiable acres. It is the largest ski area in the Eastern U.S. and has the largest vertical drop in New England at 3,050 feet. Starting in the 2013–14 ski season, it was given the title "Beast of the East."

4. Mount Snow

It is located in Dover, VT. There are 86 trails and 600 skiable acres. It is Vermont's closest big mountain to many Northeast metropolitan areas. This mountain has 4 faces and is located within the Green Mountain National Forest.

5. Jay Peak

Located in Jay, VT. There are 79 trails and 385 skiable acres. Not only can you ski but they have a year-round indoor waterpark and closest Big skiing area to Canada.

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6. Hunter Mountain

Located in Hunter, NY. 67 trails and 320 skiable acres. Has all day/Night skiing. Similar to Windham but a bit larger located in the Catskill mountains. They offer tubing and Freestyle events all season long.

7. Mountain Creek

Located in Vernon, NJ. There are 46 trails and 167 skiable acres. There are 4 peaks on this mountain and If you are looking to go skiing In NJ it is the highest rated mountain in the state.

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These are the highest rated mountains in the Northeast. If you are looking for somewhere fun and exciting to go this winter, try out skiing, snowboarding, or even tubing! They are all really fun activities and keep you active and interested during the Winter!