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NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK SKI RESORTS
 
 
Terrain
Challenge
Bumps
Value
Elbow Room
Lift Lines
True Vertical
Grooming
OVERALL
Last Visit
MAINE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday_River
 8
8
9 
7 
7 
8 
7 
9 
8 
'99 
Sugarloaf
 9
10 
9 
7 
8
7 
9 
8 
9 
'98 
NH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attitash
 5
5 
5 
2 
7 
6 
5 
8 
4 
'99 
Cannon
  8 
9 
7 
9 
7 
6 
8 
6 
8 
'99 
Loon
 6
6 
5 
4 
6 
7 
7 
8 
6 
'99 
Waterville
 6
5 
5 
6 
8 
8 
7 
8 
6 
'99 
Wildcat
 7
8 
6 
8 
8 
7 
8 
7 
7 
'99 
NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greek Peak
 4
4 
3 
3 
6 
6 
3 
8 
4 
'93 
Hunter
 8
8 
7 
5 
2 
3/9 
7 
8 
8 
'97 
Labrador
  2 
2 
2 
4 
6 
7 
3 
7 
3 
'93 
Song
  5 
5 
6 
4 
7 
8 
5 
7 
6 
'94 
Toggenburg
  2 
3 
3 
3 
8 
7 
3 
8 
3 
'93 
 
 
Terrain
Challenge
Bumps
Value
Elbow Room
Lift Lines
True Vertical
Grooming
OVERALL
Last Visit
VERMONT 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bromley
3
2
2
5
8
8
4
8
4
'93
Burke
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'88
Killington
9
9
10
7
8
5/8
7
8
9
'99
Mt. Snow
7
7
7
5
8
7/9
7
8
7
'96
Okemo
6
4
5
4
7
7
7
9
6
'99
Stowe
8
9
8
7
8
8
8
7
8
'95
Stratton
7
7
7
6
7
7
7
9
7
'97
Sugarbush
7
8
7
7
8
8
8
8
7
'95
 
More Information on the Above Resorts

MAINE:

Sugarloaf: My favorite ski resort in the east.  Great steep terrain, bumps, trees, and of course the above treeline skiing in the snowfields.  Too bad it's in the middle of nowhere.

Sunday River: What they lack in vertical Sunday River makes up in width.  Spread out over an incredible amount of area, you can always find uncrowded lifts here.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Attitash: What can I say, $50 lift tickets and maybe worth half as much.  The biggest resort in NH, but Attitash/Bear Peak proves the old theory "size doesn't matter". :)

Cannon: Classic New England resort.  Thin, winding, steep trails makes this one of the better resorts in NH.

Loon: Not much for the price, pretty average in all categories.

Waterville Valley: Spent more family vacations here than any other place.  A great family place, but lacks the challenge and terrain for a higher ranking.

Wildcat: New 2000' vertical high-speed quad is a big plus.  Great trails and views of Mt. Washington.

NEW YORK:

Hunter: New England like skiing close enough to NYC and Philly for a day trip.  Gets extremely crowded on weekends, but Hunter West is usually sparse and has some steep, bump runs.

Rest of NY: Haven't been to any of them awhile to make anymore comments on them.

VERMONT:

Bromley: South facing and cheap lift tickets.  Very family oriented.

Burke: Been here several times, but the last was over 10 years ago, all I remember was cold. :)

Killington: Many people complain that Killington is always crowded, I have been here over 70-80 times and have never thought it was that crowded.  Killington is so big that you could always find areas without crowds.  The Glades is rarely crowded with very nice runs underneath the chair.  I have never stood in a line at the Canyon Quad and that area has 5/6 steep bump runs leading to the chair.  While expensive, worth it.

Mt. Snow: Main mountain is one big blue run.  The one saving grace for Mt. Snow is the North Face and runs like Jaws of Death.

Okemo: Great grooming, if you like that sort of thing. :)  Not a single tough trail on the entire mountain.

Stowe: Front 4 are excellent steep trails.  If Goat actually has snow on it, one of the toughest trails in the east.

Stratton: Where I first learned to snowboard in 1988, great snowboarding mountain, but too flat for me for skiing.

Sugarbush: Has really turned into a nice resort.  Nice mix of steep and bump runs on both mountains.