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Best Ski Resorts For A New England Timeshare Vacation

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Posted on December 02, 2022

New England is comprised of six states in the northeast corner of the U.S., with most offering amazing ski resorts for your winter pursuits. Here are the details of a few of the best ski resorts in New England, where you and your family can enjoy a winter sports vacation that won’t break your budget when you buy a New England timeshare.

Sugarloaf, Maine

Sugarloaf Mountain

Located in the Carrabassett Valley of the Longfellow Mountain range in western Maine, Sugarloaf is ideal for beginner and expert skiers. One of the best ski resorts in New England, it is also one of the largest. It has a 2,800-foot vertical drop and 1,240 acres of skiing trails with 162 glades and trails. The highest point is 4,250 feet. It gets plenty of snow in the winter and also has a snow-making facility if needed. The blues, greens, and black diamonds are great even after spring has begun.

The trails are divided into beginner, intermediate, and expert. White Nitro, at Sugarloaf, is the steepest slope in New England that is lift-accessible. You may be intimidated by the 43-degree gradient that drops away as you ride to the top. Be sure to ski in the morning because when the shadows fall in the afternoon, the snow tends to freeze.

Attitash and Wildcat, New Hampshire

Attitash Mountain

These ski resorts are considered sister resorts and are about a 25-minute drive apart. One lift ticket is all you need for both resorts. Attitash has two huge mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak, which are interconnected and suitable for skiing and riding. It has long winding trails and a monster pipe.

Attitash is closer to North Conway and near restaurants, shops, and other entertainment while Wildcat is more secluded and is one of the best ski resorts in New England for challenging trails. You can count on free Wi-Fi, and both resorts have spectacular views of Mt. Washington.

At Attitash you’ll find 68 trails and 8 lifts across the two mountains with 311 skiable acres, a summit elevation of 2350 ft and a vertical drop of 1750 ft. Trails are spread over difficult, intermediate and novice, with nearly half falling into the intermediate category.

With over 200 inches of snowfall on average each year, Wildcat sees trails across beginner, intermediate and expert skill levels, with about a third at the expert level and nearly half for intermediates. Five lifts and 48 trails are over 225 acres with a summit elevation just over 4000 ft. and a vertical drop of 2112 ft.    

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

slopes at Bretton Woods

With a total of 63 trails and 35 glades across 464 acres, Bretton Woods is the largest ski area in New Hampshire. The terrain is broken down into 23% for beginners, 30% for intermediate skiers, 33% for advanced skiers, and 14% for experts. At a summit elevation of 3100ft and a vertical drop of 1500ft, you’ll have an average of 200 inches of annual snowfall. It has 10 lifts to get you to the top, including the Skyway gondola that holds eight people, four high-speed quads, one quad chair, and one triple chair.

Close to the township of Carroll, Bretton Woods has magnificent views of Mt. Washington and some of the most beautiful alpine scenery in New England.

Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Loon Mountain

Loon Mountain is located in the beautiful White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. It is a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Boston and a four-hour drive from Providence. Considered one of the best skiing destinations for families, it is a great place to establish a home base for your annual ski vacation.

With 61 trails and 10 chairlifts, you won’t run out of fun and exciting slopes. It was the first resort in New England to install an eight-seat chairlift. The resort has three peaks, including North Peak, Loon Peak, and South Peak.

North Peak has long intermediate trails that are serviced by the high-speed quad. Loon Peak is in the heart of the national forest and you can ski off the summit down several famous New England trails. The White Mountain Express Gondola takes you to the top. The resort recently expanded into South Peak. The five unique Loon Mountain terrain parks have been named by Snowboard Magazine as one of the best terrain parks in North America.

Smugglers Notch, Vermont