4 New England Resorts Are Among The Best For Snowboarding
When seeking out a mountain along the East Coast, how often do you go to the spot that is just most convenient? This is often the deciding factor, regardless of whether you are a skier or snowboarder. To prepare for the upcoming season, Frosty Rider listed the five best resorts for snowboarding earlier this year, and New England was all over the list.
Frosty Rider specifically looked at the East Coast in identifying the five best spots for boarders. “From terrain parks to luxury accommodations, these resorts have it all and will make your next winter getaway one to remember,” they said.
Snowboarders in the northeast typically are interested in a variety of factors when planning a day on the mountain. Some snowboarders are all about that trick park where you can zip down a few rails or practice some trick jumps. Others prefer more of a long, downhill course with limited flat terrain. And there are some snowboarders who are somewhere in-between and would like to do a little of both.
In Frosty Rider’s top east coast resorts for snowboarding, four of them are based in New England. Only number five, Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania, falls outside the geographical area.
Vermont Has 3 Resorts That Are Best For Snowboarding
Three out of the top four places named are in the Green Mountain State. Jay Peak was the first to make the list at number four. Specifically, Jay Peak was recognized for its extensive terrain park and longer, steeper trails.
If you head about 120 miles south of Jay Peak, you will reach the third-best mountain for snowboarding. Killington. In addition to its many snowboard-friendly trails, Killington is an area with great après ski nightlife. During the peak season, you can catch live music at many local pubs.
Before we hit the best mountain for snowboarding on the East Coast (also in Vermont), let’s hike up to Maine for the second best. “Sunday River is a fantastic choice for snowboarding and an awesome place to take the family if you can get there,” Frosty Rider states. In fact, Sunday River consists of 870 skiable acres, making it one of the best places for snowboarders to spread out and carve it up.
Mt. Snow in Vermont takes home the northeast snowboarding crown. Living up to its name, this resort has over 20 lifts. However, it must be the “most legendary terrain parks” nickname that makes Mt. Snow the best for snowboarding. Carinthia Terrain Park “boasts 100 acres of parks loaded with rails, jumps, creative lines, and a tree-skiing zone.” Its Inferno area even hosted the 2000 X Games.