The pretty, wooded mountains and hills of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are home to a myriad of ski resorts. Killington, Sunday River, Sugarbush and Stowe are the main resorts we feature but from these bases there are number of nearby smaller resorts you can easily explore. Of course one of the main attractions to a New England Ski Safari is the possibility of adding fantastic city stays in Boston and New York.
There are many ways to combine the resorts and really the best idea is to have a chat with us so we can establish what you are looking for, make suggestions and provide a tailor-made quotation.
Below are a few pointers to help your choice:
The most popular option is to combine Killington and Stowe which are only a 1 ½ hour drive apart. En-route you have Sugarbush, so even if you choose not to stay there you have to at least ski a day at this lovely resort. This is a great option if you only afford to take a 10 night holiday, but maximize the resorts you can ski.
Stowe is the iconic New England Town with clapboard fronted buildings and an intimate charm. The resort is a 15 minute drive or shuttle ride from the town and offers some of the most diverse skiing in New England. From Stowe you can also ski Jay Peak and Sugarbush.
Killington is the largest ski area in New England and the busiest of the resorts, particularly at the weekend with skiers driving from Boston and New York for the day. The resort base is quite spread out, but easy to get around with either a short walk or shuttle ride to the many bars, restaurants and night clubs - it is by far the liveliest resort!
Sunday River is located further away in Maine so is more difficult to combine with the other 3 resorts. The best option is to combine it with a stay in Stowe, a really attractive 3 ½ hour cross country drive away through the wilds of red-neck country. Sunday River is well worth the journey as it is one of the largest resorts with a range of superb value ski in/out hotel and condos. As it is further from major towns or cities, you will also find it to be one of the quieter resorts over busy periods.
There are a variety of outlets within a 45 minute drive from all of the main resorts. It is a great way to spend a day off the slopes and offers huge savings…even on American prices. Some Brits even come over for a week just to shop! Burlington and Manchester in Vermont are pretty towns as well and make great days out from Stowe, Killington or Sugarbush. From Sunday River the outlets in Portland are a great option en-route to the airport. Alternatively you can go to North Conway in New Hampshire which has the additional bonus of being tax free!
As this is the main hub airport for all of these destinations with an average of a 3 ½ hour drive to each, it is very easy to add on a couple of nights in this great city. Attractions such as Quincy market, the Imax theatre, tram tours, outdoor ice-skating and a superb aquarium it is a great destination for children as well as adults. The accommodation here is quite cheap, so it's a great way to add value to your trip.
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Killington, a 5 hour drive away, is the best resort to combine with a stay in New York. Accommodation in Manhattan is quite expensive compared to other cities, particularly over peak periods. You can get flights into Boston and back from New York to minimize the driving if desired.
James has worked a ski season in New England, so can offer first-hand advice on all the area has to offer - please call him on 01273 224 060.
A 10 night ski trip starts from £975 pp based on 2 adults travelling and includes accommodation, flights and car hire.
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