Originally Posted by nyahay bus
True. the extra time it takes to drive to NH is made up on shorter lift lines. We prefer going to Bretton Woods and staying at the Mt. Washington Hotel. Bretton often gets snow when other areas get rain or nothing.
Originally Posted by 32green
Love skiing. Used to do the whole Hunter Mt. House thing when I was in my 20's.
Got a house now in Pa. on a small Ski mountain so we all ski throughout the season including my 6 year old who is now in her third year of skiing.
Def. have to plan a trip or two to the places you guys posted about in the N/E. For some reason Ive never been to Maine, Vt. or NH, and want to bang out some winter/summer vacations up that way for once.
We lived in Manhattan when we first got married and did the weekends up at Hunter and Windham too, had a great time.
Moved up to NH and had kids and skiing became the weekend activity, had season passes to a small family hill called Pats Peak which had a vertical drop of 710 feet, was great to teach the kids and such.
Eventually they got better and we started going regularly to Loon and Windham which have 2100 feet of vertical, a much better experience.
Relocated to NYC and we found Mountain Creek in Vernon NJ which is only 45 minutes from our home and while not perfect its a pleasant surprise for weekend trips here and there to keep our skills up. At 1040 vertical feet, it's longer than Pats Peak and close to home. Gondola to the top too, just crowded on weekends.