Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! When you think of New England, one of the first things you think of is the cold winter months. And all that snow. Luckily, we know how to put that snow to good use – skiing! There are plenty of slopes to hit this winter when the temperatures drop.
Isn’t it time for you to have some winter fun in New England? Put down the shovels, bundle up the kids, pack the sleds and skis and get ready for fun! Whether it’s a bunny hill or a double-black diamond slope, there’s something just for you.
Its name comes from the Algonquin Indian word for “The Great Hill.” And as one of the largest mountains in Massachusetts, Wachusett Mountain delivers big-mountain resort atmosphere right in our backyard! Wachusett has 22 trails on 110 acres plus a terrain park and 300-foot halfpipe. Take advantage of night skiing under the moon and the stars. Wachusett Mountain is located at 499 Mountain Road in Princeton, Massachusetts. For more information, call (978) 464-2300 or visit www.wachusett.com.
More than 8,000 acres of high alpine peaks. Two thousand vertical feet and 4,120 feet in elevation. You can find it all at Saddleback Mountain in Maine. Saddleback is family-focused, offering a number of events for kids and families, as well as an onsite daycare. However, it also provides a high elevation alpine experience ranging from gentle slopes to rugged double-black diamonds. If the slopes aren’t enough for you, stop at the Freerider Terrain Park to perfect your tricks and skills. Saddleback Mountain is located at 976 Saddleback Mountain Road in Rangeley, Maine. For more information, call (207) 864-5671 or visit www.saddlebackmaine.com.
Want some of the highest vertical drops in Vermont? Head to Okemo Mountain Resort because it has that (2,200 feet) and a lot more – on and off the slopes. On the mountain, there are miles and miles of terrain for any level, and for après ski, there’s entertainment and delicious dining. Want to practice tricks? Okemo is home to a number of terrain parks including the SoBe Super Park on Nor’Easter (the biggest one), the Zone Jib Park, Family Cross Terrain Park, Inn Bound Park and Hot Dog Hill. Okemo Mountain Resort is located at 77 Okemo Ridge Road in Ludlow, Vermont. For more information, call (802) 228-4041 or visit www.okemo.com.
As New Hampshire’s largest ski area – 434 acres – Bretton Woods Ski Resort offers plenty of terrain on three peaks with chutes, bumps, bowls, steeps and glades plus four freestyle terrain parks. If hitting the slopes isn’t enough, Mount Washington Resort has more winter activities at Bretton Woods to keep you and your family busy including sled dog rides, tubing, sleigh rides, ice skating, ice climbing and snowshoeing. Bretton Woods is located on Route 302 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. For more information, call (603) 278-3320 or visit www.mountwashingtonresort.com.
It’s time for you and your family to enjoy the thrills and chills of winter in New England!