The Country’s Best Ski Towns Are in New England
You can ski and snowboard a lot of places in the United States, but seems the best ski towns in the country are right in our own backyard.
Just as Mother Nature gives New England a fresh blanket of snow, USA Today comes out with their list of the 10 Best places to hit the slopes.
And while their lists credit Colorado with having the best ski resorts for downhill and cross-country skiing, they give the nod to Maine and New Hampshire for the best overall ski towns.
That means if you want to head somewhere with lots of ski options plus plenty of other stuff going on too, head North.
Bethel, Maine was chosen as the best overall ski town in the country. USA Today pointed out the closeness to Sunday River, the lively night life for after skiing fun and the number of local restaurants throughout the historic New England village.
And while all of that may be true, it is the town that landed #2 on their list that I definitely prefer.
North Conway, New Hampshire.
I have been going to North Conway since I was a kid. My aunt and uncle have a house up there and we would spend time in all seasons in this awesome town growing up (and haven't stopped since).
It is about a half hour away from over a dozen different ski resorts, so skiing and boarding options are endless.
It's just a short drive from Mount Washington as well, so adventure off the skis is definitely an option.
Not to mention the restaurants, outlet shopping, theme parks, scenic train rides, moose tours and ice skating around. Seriously if you can think of it, North Conway probably has it nearby.
So it may have landed #2 on USA Today's best ski towns list, but it would be my #1 choice when heading up North every time.