Hitting the slopes comes sooner than you think to New England, with the hard core skiers having their ways of staying on top of which mountains are opening first with up to date weather conditions and predictions.
New Englander´s old and young live by the Farmer´s Almanac. An annual publication each year since 1792.
There´s a tough and ruddy Vermont saying, “Mad River Glen, Ski it if You Can.”
“Ski Magazine” once wrote of Mad River Glen as being one of the most challenging terrains in the eastern United States. Modernized like every other bit of information these days ski apps are where it´s at.
Aside from Vermont´s infamous daunting trails at Mad River Glen at least 10 other resorts are as appealing in Vermont alone. If planning an average family winter holiday one must consider aspects such as housing, pricing, lift tickets, lessons, dining and children´s activities. Some of the more family oriented resorts are Killington, Stowe, Smuggler´s Notch, Sugarbush, Boltan Valley and Jay Peak to name a few. And these are in just one state in New England. Folks tend to focus on Vermont as their destination when vacationing for skiing, however New England is more than Vermont and just across her borders are the White mountains of New Hampshire with great skiing further south at Pat´s Peak and Mont Sunapee. North and at the tip of New England Maine is known for it´s annual loyal white powder fan club at Sugarloaf Mountain and Big Squaw.
Here´s to a happy head start to all you ski bums out there, Happy Trails!