Does the lingering chill in the air instantly make you think of skiing? You are not alone. It will soon be time to dust of your skis and make big turns on the mountain. School ski trips build camaraderie and are an annual tradition for many schools. This year may be the year your class (or family) starts this tradition. The following are 10 great East Coast Resorts to consider.
School Ski Trips: Where to Go
- Stowe, VT: Stowe Mountain offers 39 miles of skiing and snowboarding, 90% snowmaking coverage, 13 lifts and 116 trails for you to enjoy on your school ski trip! Check out the interactive ski trail map ,the first-timer’s guide to Stowe, and On the Snow Report.
- Snowshoe, WV: Snowshoe is the largest winter resort in the mid-Atlantic and is home to 251 acres of skiable terrain, 1500 vertical feet, 60 trails. Snowshoe has three ski areas, the Snowshoe Basin, Western Territory and Silver Creek. The Western Territory has two black diamond trails that drop 1,500 vertical feet, have a 60 percent pitch, and are 1.5 miles in length. See the trail map and On the Snow Report for more details.
- Waterville Valley, NH: Waterville Valley Ski Resort has 52 trails. Check out the interactive trail map and On the Snow Report.
- Killington, VT: Killington Resort stretches across six mountains and features 141 diverse trails served by 22 lifts. Killington averages 250 inches of natural snow each winter. See the trail map, resort information and On the Snow Report for more detail. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lf5LS22RUog
- Holiday Valley, NY: Holiday Valley has 53 trails marked 35 percent for beginners, 27 percent intermediates, and 38 percent advanced skiers, a great mix for your school ski trip. Free WI-FI is available in all base lodges. The trail map and On the Snow Report provide more information.
- Seven Springs, PA: Seven Springs Mountain Resort has 33 slopes and trails, seven Terrain Parks and 11 lifts to get you on the mountain for a fun-filled day of skiing and snowboarding. The mountain reports 35% beginner runs, 50% intermediate, and 15% advanced runs. View the trail map and On the Snow Report.
- Sugarbush, VT: Sugarbush consists of two mountains, Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak, and is home to over 4000 acres of skiable terrain. Sugarbush has 111 trails to enjoy. See the On the Snow Report and trail map.
- Canaan Valley, WV: Canaan Valley features a summit elevation of 4,280’, 42 trails spread out over a 850’ vertical drop and accessed by 4 lifts. The resort features snowmaking on 75% of the trails. The trail map and On the Snow report provide more details.
- Mount Snow, VT : Mount Snow boasts 80 trails. The resort is located near major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Boston, Albany, and Hartford. See the On the Snow Report and trail map.
- Whiteface Mountain, NY: Whiteface Mountain was the skiing venue of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. The mountain is home to the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, 86 trails stretching over 22 miles and encompassing three peaks. Check out the trail map and On the Snow Report for more information for your school ski trip.
School Ski Trips: What to Do When You Aren’t Skiing
- Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory Tour:
- Ice Skating
- Movie Night
- Snow Tubing
We’ll see you on the slopes!
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