New England: 4 States Rank In The Top 20 For Skiing
There’s no rush to get out of the fall season. However, this is the time of year where many people begin to look ahead to book ski trip plans for the winter. The Top Tens recently published the 20 best states in the country for skiing, and four New England states were named.
To start, there is certainly no argument with the two states that claimed the top spots. Let’s give credit where credit is due. Colorado (#1) and Utah (#2) have powder conditions you just can’t find anywhere else. In addition, they have such an incredible amount of great resorts and mountains to choose from.
Nonetheless, it is great to see a northeast state crack the list at number three.
Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts All Rank In The Top 20
The first New England state to get a spot on the list was Vermont, coming in at number three. “Vermont offers the best skiing east of the Rockies and offers a different experience for those who wish to ski something different,” The Top Tens states. Specifically, Stowe, Jay Peak, Stratton, Bromley and Mount Snow are the mountains listed for their great skiing conditions.
Two spots down is Vermont’s next-door neighbor. New Hampshire ranked at #5. North Conway is arguably one of the best winter towns in New England due to its charm, nightlife, restaurants, and of course, sky mountains. Namely, the White Mountain area and Cranmore are popular destinations for many New Englanders. It’s close and convenient enough to make a weekend trip.
Moving down the list, we go back through the West, with New York and Michigan also popping in before coming upon the next great New England state for skiing. Maine ranked #16. Between Sugarloaf and Sunday River, you can’t go wrong hitting the slopes in Maine. They are less than two hours from each other, yet offer a very different experience in trail-types. However, they are often recognized for having some of the best natural snow conditions on the east coast.
Lastly, Massachusetts just cracked the top 20, coming in at number 20. Though the mountains are not as extensive as the more northern New England resorts, areas like the Blue Mountains and Wachusett offer great opportunities to learn how to ski. They are often filled with families or kids hitting the magic carpet for the first time.