I am new here after getting hooked on these forums. I am back in the northeast after several years gone, and haven't gone skiing since I was 16 or so (now 26). For some reason I have gotten the bug to hit the slopes once again.
I was hoping y'all might recommend a good place to ski wihin 4 hours or so of Boston that is cheap, and maintains some level of old new englandyness. I am a poor graduate student, so I was hoping to spend as little as possible. To give you an idea of my past experience I have skied intermediate slopes at bromley, killington, watchusette, and "expert" at nashoba valley. I was hoping to regain my confidence and eventually tackle something harder.
I can do midweek, and would need lodging as well, also I am eligible for student discounts if possible. I was hoping to leave MA as nashoba and watchussette are really expensive for what they offer.
Also i may be bringing a novice female with me, hence the new englandy charm, if the skiing doesn't do it for her, I may placate her with scenery and maple syrup.
I saw an older thread on here about truly frugal skiing in NE, so maybe it would be good to start something similar in these troubling economic times.