One of my favorite parts about living in New England is embracing the changing seasons. In the winter that means getting up early on most weekends and heading north to one of the region’s many ski/snowboard mountains. And if you’re looking to get some quality time on the slopes this year, I’ve got some recommendations about where to go.
These are my three favorite ski areas that are within two hours of Boston. Sure there are some even closer, but they’re often too crowded or don’t have enough snow to be enjoyable.
This post details my favorite spots to ski in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and includes tips on where to eat and stay while you’re up north. These mountains are a bit further away from Somerville, about three hours driving time, but the great snow, beautiful views and challenging terrain is worth the trip, especially if you make a weekend out of it.
If you’re willing to drive several hours, Mont Tremblant offers big mountain skiing and snowboarding in a setting that mimics the ski resorts in Europe. I didn’t love Mont Tremblant (windy and icy at times; lack of delicious dining options), but it definitely has more of a destination feel if that’s what you’re after. Since it’s such a far drive from Somerville, I recommend tacking on a few days in Montreal (Part I and Part II), which is on the way and a wonderful city to visit.
What’s your favorite place to ski/snowboard in New England? Tell us in the comments!