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So, we live in RI and spent many years skiing Maine, NH, and VT. We haven't skiied locally in a long time, as we usually head out west. This year I'm thinking of taking a couple of days and driving somewhere.

We both can do a midweek trip to save money. I'd like a condo where we could cook. I'm thinking North Conway or somewhere in Vermont. I'm more familiar with NC since we had a house there for a long time.

So, any suggestions for a big mountain (like Sunday River, Wildcat, Stowe, ect.) with a great midweek rate? Ski and stay would be cool. Where is the best snow this winter in NE?

Thanks!
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Right now I would say there is no best snow in New England worth making the drive.  Hoping that changes soon!

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So, we live in RI and spent many years skiing Maine, NH, and VT. We haven't skiied locally in a long time, as we usually head out west. This year I'm thinking of taking a couple of days and driving somewhere.

We both can do a midweek trip to save money. I'd like a condo where we could cook. I'm thinking North Conway or somewhere in Vermont. I'm more familiar with NC since we had a house there for a long time.

So, any suggestions for a big mountain (like Sunday River, Wildcat, Stowe, ect.) with a great midweek rate? Ski and stay would be cool. Where is the best snow this winter in NE?

Thanks!

What do you mean by "ski and stay"?

 

I went to Gore for the first time a couple weeks ago.  Before the latest ice storm and thaw.  Had a good time.  Pretty big mountain that seems a lot less well known than places in VT and points east.  There is a place in North Creek that is a very good deal if you don't mind a bunk bed.  Or can stay in Warrensburg or over towards Lake George.

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Wait a week, and check the base depth. 

 

Snow-wise, I think Vermont is your best bet. Depending on the kind of terrain you like, Stowe can be combined with Sugarbush and Mad River Glen, even stretching to Burke and Jay Peak if you don't mind up to an hr of driving. 

 

Or you can straddle between VT and NH and ski Burke, Cannon, Bretton Woods, Attitash...

 

Further east, you can stay at North Conway and ski Wildcat, Attitash and a few others. 

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So, any suggestions for a big mountain (like Sunday River, Wildcat, Stowe, ect.) with a great midweek rate? Ski and stay would be cool. Where is the best snow this winter in NE?
 

Killington?

 

Other "Big Mountains" not on your list: Sugarbush, Jay Peak, Whiteface. 

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All things being unequal, I would say Stowe is you best bet for decent terrain and coverage based on their snowmaking abilities and the fact that Killington suffered quite a bit from last Saturday's downpour.  Pretty much anything opes is going to be manmade snow.  If you are not going during a holiday period I would wait to see who gets some real snow before booking.  Jay has been slowly opening over half their trails.  Reading between the lines this means they have been getting some natural snow and are opening up glades.

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All things being unequal, I would say Stowe is you best bet for decent terrain and coverage based on their snowmaking abilities and the fact that Killington suffered quite a bit from last Saturday's downpour.  Pretty much anything opes is going to be manmade snow.  If you are not going during a holiday period I would wait to see who gets some real snow before booking.  Jay has been slowly opening over half their trails.  Reading between the lines this means they have been getting some natural snow and are opening up glades.

 

Right now I'd tend to agree. We skied Stowe this week. Conditions were "interesting" last Sunday after the rain last Saturday. We skied at Sugarbush on Monday which was actually pretty darn good. Then it rained all day Tuesday. Went to the mountain (Stowe) on Wednesday expecting it to be very rugged but it skied remarkably well. Really had fun skiing Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Much better than we anticipated. With heavy traffic things are probably getting pretty skied off early this weekend.

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Thanks guys. After checking my Southwest points, it looks like we will be heading to Utah again instead. Screw ice!
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