New England Ski Safari

New England’s ski resorts are all very close to one another. With great cities and tax-free outlet shopping, there’s lots to do here, and the short flight means that seven day holidays are an easy option.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
New England’s ski resorts are all very close to one another. With great cities and tax-free outlet shopping, there’s lots to do here, and the short flight means that seven day holidays are an easy option.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Resorts & Cities

Driving Times

Boston - Killington 3 hrs
Killington - Stowe 1 hr 30 mins
Stowe - Sunday River 2 hrs
Sunday River - Boston 3 hrs

Summary

The wooded mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are ideal for a ski safari, with easy drives between each resort. New England’s ski areas tend to be smaller than those in the west, so combining several in one trip is a great way to discover the region.

Stowe, Killington and Sunday River make excellent bases and, only 90-minutes apart, Killington and Stowe are a particularly good combination. Killington is the best value and has a great après scene, while Stowe is higher-end with historic hotels. With lots of other ski areas on the doorstep, it’s the huge diversity that makes this such a great ski holiday.

City stays add an extra dimension, so we recommend at least one night away. Easy to reach, we love the history, arts and seafood in Boston, while New York’s iconic sites are worth the longer drive. Easier to get to, classic New England towns like Burlington give you a real flavour of life on the east coast, and are renowned for their great shopping.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Suggested Itinerary

Our New England Ski Safari follows no set formula. You can combine any ski resorts with any non-ski options and city add-ons, staying as long as you like in each location. A hire car gives you the freedom to visit other ski resorts on daytrips.

Full of insider knowledge and tips, we’ve skied at all our New England resorts, and our USA Product Manager James spent a full winter season here. Ask for our first-hand advice and we’ll create an itinerary that’s perfect for you.

Best resorts to stay at

Killington - New England’s largest ski area has great value accommodation and terrain for all abilities. On weekends, the après scene is lively, with locals driving up from Boston and New York. In our experience, the Green Mountain Inn is one of the best places to stay here.

Stowe - This iconic New England Town has clapboard fronted buildings and some of the area’s most diverse skiing. The slopes are a 15-minute shuttle ride from town, and Jay Peak and Sugarbush resorts are within easy reach.

Sunday River - A three and a half hour cross-country drive from Stowe, the slopes are often quiet here, with skiing spread across eight peaks. The resort has a handful of restaurants, with more in nearby Bethel town.

Great resorts for daytrips

Sugarbush - With skiing on two mountains and a good variety of runs, this developing resort has 2,000 acres of backcountry in the Slide Brook Basin.

Jay Peak - Although best known for its tree-skiing and backcountry, Jay Peak has excellent intermediate ridge runs and magic carpet lifts for beginners.

Okemo - Family-run resort with well-groomed slopes, terrain parks and kids’ facilities. The skiing is split into five main areas, suitable for different levels.

Non-ski options

Factory outlets - There are several stores within a 45-minute drive of the main ski resorts. From Sunday River, the outlets in Portland are a great option en route to the airport. Offering huge savings, some Brits visit New England purely to shop.

New England towns - Burlington and Manchester (in Vermont) are pretty clapboard towns that make great days out. You could also visit North Conway in New Hampshire, which has the additional bonus of tax-free shopping.

City add-ons

Boston - With the closest airport, it’s easy to add a night here. The Quincy market, Imax theatre and outdoor ice-skating are top of our list, while children love the aquarium and the food is fantastic - try the seafood and corn chowder. Accommodation tends to be very good value.

New York - Five hours from Killington, you could spend a night in the Big Apple and fly home from here instead. There’s so much to see, from the Statue of Liberty to Central Park - ask our experts for suggestions.

Price Guide

From £975pp for a 10 night New England Ski Safari based on 2 adults travelling and includes accommodation, flights and car hire.

All our holidays are tailor-made. This gives you complete flexibility and allows us to negotiate the best prices for you. With so many potential options, we don’t publish set prices for our ski safaris.

Request a quotation or call 01273 224 060 for a tailored price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation.

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