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Best Resort In the East

Poll Results: Which Resort in the East Stacks up the Highest against the west?

 
  • 12% (7)
    Whiteface, New York (Also Known As Lake Placid)
  • 5% (3)
    Killington, Vermont
  • 21% (12)
    Stowe, Vermont
  • 0% (0)
    Smugglers' Notch, Vermont
  • 1% (1)
    Okemo, Vermont
  • 0% (0)
    Stratton, Vermont
  • 5% (3)
    Sunday River, Maine
  • 15% (9)
    Sugarbush, Vermont
  • 0% (0)
    Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
  • 8% (5)
    Tremblant, Quebec
  • 1% (1)
    Loon, New Hampshire
  • 0% (0)
    Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
  • 7% (4)
    Sugarloaf, Vermont
  • 1% (1)
    Mount Snow, Vermont
  • 7% (4)
    Mad River Glen, Vermont
  • 0% (0)
    Gore Mountain, New York
  • 0% (0)
    Stratton, Vermont
  • 12% (7)
    Jay, Vermont
  • 0% (0)
    Hunter Mountain, New York
  • 0% (0)
    Holiday Valley, New York
57 Total Votes  
post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

I've added some of the major Eastern resorts-please pick your favorite.

post #2 of 22

Nov 4, 2012

 

Got to try that new area Sugarloaf, Vermont.  Never been there or to it's name sake area, Sugarloaf, Maine.wink.gif

 

Think snow,

 

CP

post #3 of 22

Sugarbush is my absolute favorite. Great vertical, long runs and great terrain. I've had some fun days on those tight runs off Castlerock.

 

Whiteface is a very close second, but in my opinion, Sugarbush is the best in the East.

post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 

Whoops, I must have made a mistake with "Sugarloaf Vermont."  Should be Maine Maine.

post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 

Whoops, I must have made a mistake with "Sugarloaf Vermont."  Should be Maine Maine.

 

Thanks CharlieP

post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thanks for pointing out the error CharlieP!

post #7 of 22

You left off Stowe, which most people would consider to be as good as it gets in the East.  Steepest trails, best town.

post #8 of 22

I've only skied two of the ones listed, Smugglers Notch and Okemo, so any vote from me would just be a popularity contested.  Out of those two, Smugglers Notch had the best terrain and is a place I'd love to ski again.

 

I will be skiing Whiteface the week before Christmas, and want to get a chance to ski Stowe and Sugarbush sometime.  

post #9 of 22
I voted for Whiteface, but Le Massif and Mont Ste Anne both were left off the list. For me Whiteface (post Lookout expansion) and Massif are tied.
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TeddyO View Post

You left off Stowe, which most people would consider to be as good as it gets in the East.  Steepest trails, best town.

TeddyO, Stowe is included third down on the list.

post #11 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe View Post

I voted for Whiteface, but Le Massif and Mont Ste Anne both were left off the list. For me Whiteface (post Lookout expansion) and Massif are tied.

 

Agree... Mont Ste Anne is really good and it's very close to the Massif which is a plus.

post #12 of 22

right you are!

post #13 of 22

Stowe!  Love the front four and feels like a big mountain.  Jay peak second (maybe tied with Stowe - they are both amazing).  Sugarbush third.  

post #14 of 22

Sugarbush, hands down.  It's just about a perfect resort from all aspects (if you don't care about nightlife).

post #15 of 22

On a powder day, nothing beats Mad River. If it's been a while since the last storm, head to sugarbush or Stowe.

post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atrain View Post

On a powder day, nothing beats Mad River. If it's been a while since the last storm, head to sugarbush or Stowe.


Forgot about mad river. It is indeed a good resort as well.

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post #17 of 22

iMHO, the best ski mountains in the East are as follows:

 

Momt Ste-Anne, Beaupré, Québec

Sugarloaf, Maine

Sugarbush, Vt

Whiteface, NY

Sunday River, Maine

Burke Mountain, VT

Cannon Mt, NH

Wildcat, NH

Le Massif, QC

Mont Sutton, Qc

Massif du sud, Qc

post #18 of 22

Here's how I rank the eastern ski hills based on the ones I've skied. I've also separated the hills into big and small as I believe it's not fair to rank a mountain of less than 1000 ft vert against ones that are over 1000 ft vert. Also I'm a corduroy junkie so my rankings will probably very different than most people on this site.

 

The Bigger Hills

 

Sunday River ME

Bretton Woods NH

Mont Ste Anne QC

Bromont QC

Jay PeakQC

Wildcat NH

Mont Sutton QC

Mont Orford QC

Mont Tremblant QC

 

The Smaller Hills

 

Calabogie Peaks ON

Mont Olympia QC

Val Saint Come QC

Morin Heights QC

Mont St Sauveur QC

Edelwiess QC

Mont Habitant QC

Mont Rigaud QC- My home mountain

Le Chanteclair QC

post #19 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by EasternCanadian View Post

Here's how I rank the eastern ski hills based on the ones I've skied. I've also separated the hills into big and small as I believe it's not fair to rank a mountain of less than 1000 ft vert against ones that are over 1000 ft vert. Also I'm a corduroy junkie so my rankings will probably very different than most people on this site.

The Bigger Hills

Sunday River ME
Bretton Woods NH
Mont Ste Anne QC
Bromont QC
Jay PeakQC
Wildcat NH
Mont Sutton QC
Mont Orford QC
Mont Tremblant QC

The Smaller Hills

Calabogie Peaks ON
Mont Olympia QC
Val Saint Come QC
Morin Heights QC
Mont St Sauveur QC
Edelwiess QC
Mont Habitant QC
Mont Rigaud QC- My home mountain
Le Chanteclair QC

I can only assume you have not skied Stowe, Sugarloaf, Sugarbush, etc.
post #20 of 22
I have not skied everything but my favorite is Sugarbush. Just something about the place. Big but not too big. Almost quaint in a way.

Killington is fun too because there is so much to do.

Stowe and Whiteface both have their selling points.

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post #21 of 22

Good for Holiday Valley. The little mountain that does everything right

post #22 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post


I can only assume you have not skied Stowe, Sugarloaf, Sugarbush, etc.

 

Not yet but working on it. Oddly enough a few years back I had signed up on a bus for a day trip to Sugarloaf and they changed the destination to Sunday River 2 days before the departure. Right now I ski areas that interest my kids. I've got one kid who is slowly becoming brave and one who is still very timid. The timid one hated Wildcat but loved Bretton Woods last year just to give you an idea of where I'm coming from.

But I hope to have skied all the major players in the east including Stowe, Sugarloaf, Sugarbush ect...

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