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post #91 of 97

Moonlight Basin is half the size of its next-door neighbor with half the skier traffic - does that qualify as small?

 

Seriously, my choice would be Elk Mtn in northeastern PA. Some of the best snowmaking and grooming in the East. It's somewhat remote location keeps the Pocono-bound crowds away and the place is virtually empty on weekdays.

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Seriously, my choice would be Elk Mtn in northeastern PA. Some of the best snowmaking and grooming in the East. It's somewhat remote location keeps the Pocono-bound crowds away and the place is virtually empty on weekdays.

You can say "the place is virtually empty on weekdays" about every Eastern ski area.

post #93 of 97

skiresort.info is an excellent resource for basic stats about ski areas, location on a Google map, and usually a trail map.  I used it for the more obscure locations in creating my Worldwide Ski Map kml file on Google Earth for 1,900 ski areas around the world.  I did not use it for North America because the "first draft" was an existing 700+ ski area kml file for North America.   Given the depth of skiresort.info for out-of-the-way places, I suspect that it covers the small places in North America very well. 

post #94 of 97

Gunstock, NH

post #95 of 97

Took a look at a few smaller places in the northeast in the past year.

 

Hiked up to the top of Jiminy Peak in the fall.  I can see the advantages for a family who wants ski in/out lodging that's not too far from NYC/NJ.  Good snowmaking, RFID, night skiing, reasonably fast lifts.

 

Only walked around the base of Berkshire East in western MA and Tenney in NH but would like to ski them some time.  Tenney should be able to open the lifts for 2017-18.  Quite a few videos of folks who hiked for turns this season.

 

I skied several times in spring conditions at Wachusett, only an hour from Boston.  It's a well run ski area for locals, complete with night skiing and lots of programs for local kids.  Plus one of the best ski shops at a ski area that I've run across.  The End of Season Pass was a good deal since I was in the area in early March for other reasons.  The donuts at the mid-mountain lodge built by the CCC were wonderful.

 

Wachusett is part of the MAX Pass.  Pico as well, which has been mentioned in this thread.

post #96 of 97

Whitecap Moutains, Hurley, Wisconsin

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