It’s ski season! And ski buffs all over America – and all over the world – are busy getting their equipment together, waxing their skis, and looking at their calendars. And they’re also checking out the best places at which to pursue their schussing passions. Well, to me, the best places for skiing are not only for skiing. I look for places that also offer a warm, convivial ambience; great hospitality; interesting local cultures; and plenty of natural beauty.
And these five offer a lot of each…here’s my countdown!
5) SUGARBUSH RESORT, WARREN, VERMONT – Since its founding in 1958, Sugarbush has symbolized outstanding skiing and beautiful New England scenery. This resort offers 111 trails for all levels of skiers, 28 wooded areas, 16 lifts, and a large terrain park at Mt. Ellen. Sugarbush was just named the #2 Best Resort in the East by Ski Magazine, and was the only Eastern resort recently named to USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Top 10 List.