Where Should You Ski This Winter?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


If you’re even remotely thinking of skiing this winter, you’ve got to check out this map of 68 ski resorts in the Northeast United States and Quebec. Coming from Colorado, I kind of forget just how many good ski spots there are in the East. Given that most are a day’s drive away for those in the region, you can also count on saving at least a few hundred dollars in plane fares alone (and save another 50% off lift tickets from Liftopia as we mentioned here in September).

Taking a gander at the map, going by trails alone, Vermont’s Killington with over 141 is the largest of the region and, surprisingly enough, Maine is home to 2 of the top 5 (Sugarloaf, Sunday River). Quebec’s Bromont and Vermont’s Okemo round out the top 5.

And since we’re on the subject, you may be saying, “Matt, you New York-centric/Northeast United States snob, what about where I live?”

Well, this is the time of year when every newspaper north of the equator tends to spit out their own guides, so here’s a few from around the world.

The Washington Post is highlighting slopes in the mid-Atlantic, the Telegraph has the skinny on where to ski in Italy this winter, and Condé Naste (in quite a departure from the norm) is listing the top 6 budget ski destinations in Europe.

And with that we wrap up part two of “Ski Week” here at TheExpeditioner.com. Not exactly by choice or detailed planning, but by sheer coincidence. Kind of like that ill-fated “Turkmenistan Week” we had a few months ago. I’m still receiving e-mails about that one. Never again.

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