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New England's best skiing & snowboarding are in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, but Massachusetts has good skiing as well, with a few more ski areas in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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Here's a map of New England's major ski resorts.

See the Ski Transportation page for how to get to the resorts by bus, train and car, including distances from Boston and distances from New York City. More...

Quick Facts

New England has about 87 public ski areas and 20 private ones. New Hampshire has the most, at 26; Rhode Island, with only one ski area, has the least.

Skiers and snowboarders visit New England's slopes 9,600,000 times each winter. About half of those visits are to ski areas in Vermont.

Longest vertical drops are at Killington VT (3,050 feet/930 meters), Sugarloaf ME (2,820 feet/860 meters) and Sugarbush VT (2,600 feet/792 meters).

Vermont Skiing

Vermont is really a skiers' state, with more than 16 ski areas catering to every winter taste. Here's a comparison chart to help you choose the one you'll like, and here's a map of all of them, and here's how I've organized them:

Southern Vermont: Ascutney, Bromley, Magic Mountain, Mount Snow, Okemo, Plymouth Notch, Stratton.

Central Vermont: Killington, Mad River Glen, Pico, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Sugarbush, Saskadena Six.

Northern Vermont: Bolton Valley, Burke Mountain, Jay Peak, Smugglers Notch, Stowe.

New Hampshire Skiing

Second only to Vermont, New Hampshire has many fine medium-sized ski areas (map), most without the vast condominium developments that characterize so many ski resorts today:

Attitash, The Balsams, Black Mountain, Bretton Woods, Cannon Mountain, Cranmore, Granite Gorge, Gunstock, Loon Mountain, McIntyre, Pat's Peak, Ragged Mountain, Storrs Hill, Mount Sunapee, Tuckerman Ravine, Waterville Valley, Whaleback, Wildcat Mountain.

Maine Skiing

Three top-class Maine ski resorts—Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Saddleback—draw skiers and snowboarders from hundreds of miles away to their high summits with lots of dry snow (map), but Maine's medium-sized ski & snowboard resorts offer great winter experiences as well:

Mt Abram, Big Rock, Black Mountain, Camden Snow Bowl, Eaton Mountain, Hermon Mountain, Mount Jefferson, Saddleback, Shawnee Peak, Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Titcomb Mountain. More...

Massachusetts Skiing

Yes! Southern New England has its ski areas (map), with over a dozen in Massachusetts alone. A few of them can compete with some north country resorts, and all are closer to the major cities: Berkshire East, Blandford, Blue Hills, Bousquet, Bradford, Ski Butternut, Catamount, Jiminy Peak, Nashoba Valley, Otis Ridge, Wachusett Mountain, Ward Hill, and more...

Connecticut Skiing

Connecticut's few ski areas—Mohawk Mountain, Mount Southington, Ski Sundown and Woodbury—are small, but convenient and fun (map). More...

Rhode Island Skiing

Yeah, Rhode Island is flat and warm and southern, but it does have one ski area! Here it is...

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Distances from Boston

Distances from New York

Transport to Ski Resorts

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Maine Skiing

New Hampshire Skiing

Massachusetts Skiing

Connecticut Skiing

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