The Best Ski Mountains To Head To For A Winter Getaway

Published on November 28, 2021
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One of the best parts of winter is the fact that winter sports are so much fun. Whether you’re an avid skier or swear by snowboarding, there are plenty of great mountain destinations to head to and enjoy the best of winter vacations. Here are some lesser known mountains that still offer fantastic trails.

Mad River Glen, Vermont

Mad River Glen, Vermont

Mad River Glen, Vermont

This mountain located on the East Coast is full of history. It was first opened in 1948 with just one ski lift chair, which actually is still there today. It’s also part of a co-op that began in 1995. Though this is a skier-only mountain, it has dedicated about 20% of its trails for beginners, so if you’re a snowboarder interesting in learning how to ski, this is a great choice for you.

Le Massif de Charlevoix, Quebec

Found just about an hour outside of Quebec City, Le Massif de Charlevoix has the highest vertical drop east of the Canadian Rockies. It also boasts over 400 acres of ski terrain. The mountain overlooks the St. Lawrence River and has over 50 trails to explore.

Le Massif De Charlevoix, Quebec

Le Massif De Charlevoix, Quebec

Camden Snow Bowl, Maine

Located on the Maine coast, though this mountain is small, it is still very mighty. It offers 14 trails for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. That include a mile long trail called Spinnaker that starts out as a blue trail and transforms into a blue. The backdrop of the mountain boasts a stunning view of the East Coast ocean.

Camden Snow Bowl, Maine

Camden Snow Bowl, Maine

Crystal Mountain, Washington

This is the largest ski resort in the state of Washington, but it is still one of the most underrated ones. With glorious views of Mt. Rainier, these trails experience about 480 inches of snowfall every year.

Crystal Mountain, Washington

Crystal Mountain, Washington

Brian Head Resort, Utah

Although Brian Head Resort is one of Utah’s lesser known resorts, it actually has the highest base in the state. It’s dotted with red rock formations, the only ski and snowboard mountain that can say that. There are actually two mountains that connect: Giant Steps and Navajo. They make up 71 runs with all different levels of difficulty.

Brian Head Resort, Utah

Brian Head Resort, Utah