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Nice day use area
Nice day use area
Best value in Eastern Pennsylvania
Best value in Eastern Pennsylvania

Blue Mountain Ski Area

Pros: Best value, fast lifts, RFID tickets, Sunday night discounted skiing

Cons: Lack of intermediate terrain

Great old-school mountain with steeps and deep snow
Great old-school mountain with steeps and deep snow

Apex

Pros: Not crowded, lots of steep runs, some nice variety

Cons: no nightlife to speak of, not much choice for eating out

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Alta

Alta

“ My husband and I were intermediate Eastern skiers when we first visited Alta.  Not surprisingly, we never went back.  To ski in the East, that is.    Alta is not for everybody.  It's not a name-dropper resort like Aspen or Vail.  It does not have a big resort feel, nor the nightlife some would like after a couple of hours ripping the cruisers.  In fact,...” --Altanaut

100% Positive Reviews
Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb

“ Whistler Blackcomb has enough terrain to make it suitable for a one week or even two week vacation without getting bored by repeating the same runs continually. The village also has enough nightlife and eating establishments to also avoid the same. And all this is without further need of a vehicle once you arrive. There is a reason why it is rated number one in North America.   ...” --noncrazycanuck

93% Positive Reviews
Squaw Valley USA

Squaw Valley USA

“ Squaw is the Monster of Tahoe. The resort is 6 different mountains, all with many, many distinct above treeline bowls. Although the resort is a big pricey, it makes up in it's world-class terrain. Take the tram up to High Camp for a variety beginner runs with great views and good snow due to the high altitude. Even though the runs are a little short and somewhat flat, it is still a great...” --skiking4

96% Positive Reviews
Snowbasin

Snowbasin

“ The prices went up on the food from when I was last there two years ago.   But two years ago I couldn't appreciate the challenge that Snowbasin brings.   I agree with almost everything said above, this place is awesome.    If you are looking for a destination to ski... go to the Park City area.  If you have a car and are willing to drive to a destination...” --HolaSnow

95% Positive Reviews
Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin

“ We skied May 30 until June 4th, it was amazing, there is still a ton of snow up at elevation.  This is a great place to meet extremely nice people, ski great terrain, the mountain food is excellent and very reasonable. A-Basin is not a glitzy, high fashion resort, but a relaxed ski area for everyone. I wish we were able to ski more of the place, but some lifts were closed, I don't...” --binobear

100% Positive Reviews
Whiteface/Lake Placid

Whiteface/Lake Placid

“True Adirondack skiing with Olympic tradition. The greatest vertical in East Coast. What else could I say? if you live in East coast you have to come to whiteface once in your life. First of all, it has the highest vertical in east and due to the average grade, the mountain looks huge when you enter the resort. The gondala is convenient but only takes you to the summit of little whiteface, from...” --Partizan Turks

100% Positive Reviews
Mammoth

Mammoth

“ Mammoth has been my home mountain, since I came back to skiing about 10 seasons ago.  If you are a serious Southern California skier or snow boarder, Mammoth is the mountain you aspire to come to.  Sure the drive from San Diego can take 6-7 hours and most of LA is about 5-6 hours, but where else are you going to find a mountain that has 3,500+ acres of skiable terrain, typically...” --liv2 ski

100% Positive Reviews
Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley

“I was on a ski trip in Southern Colorado over my Spring Break, making the rounds at Crested Butte, Wolf Creek, Silverton, Telluride, etc. At the advice of one of my friends who works as an instructor at Breckenridge, I used the extra day in my trip to go down to Taos. Prior to that, I didn't know much about it other than a preconceived notion that it wouldn't be great because it wasn't in...” --jswim123

100% Positive Reviews
Sugarbush

Sugarbush

“       Sugarbush has been my home mountain for five years. The terrain has so much variety. Depending on who you are you have many different options. You can learn to ski, or if your a thrill seeker you can ski some of New England's trickiest back country lines. The "Church" and all the BC lines in Slide Brook are just some examples. But if your not into that kind of skiing...” --gregory99mar

100% Positive Reviews
Big Sky

Big Sky

“Spent a week there Feb. 2010.  Never stood in line once, even for the Lone Peak Tram.  Rode every lift, took most of the lines off the middle of the hill, but couldn't cover every run even with 5 days to do it. I took the Liberty Bowl off the Lone Peak tram every time.  It was truely fun terrain, resembling Rendezvous Bowl at Jackson Hole except it's triple the vertical.  The ride up the Lone...” --SpikeDog

100% Positive Reviews
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