Tucked away in the Rangeley Lakes region, Saddleback gives you some top-notch East Coast tree riding with the Casablanca glades, a fun, mellow park, and day tickets that top out at 60 dollars during holiday weekends. Two and a half hours from Portland, Maine.
Waterville Valley Poma Pass ($140)
This might be the best pass deal in the East. Waterville Valley’s park is pretty insane, and they host a bunch of sick events like the TransAm and Back To The Boneyard. If all you want to do is take park laps, you can get a pass for the Poma Lift only that’ll get you high enough to hit the majority of Exhibition Park and over to the halfpipe. It’s the park rat special.
Boyne New England Pass
You get Sunday River’s early season park setup (often by Halloween, weather permitting), Loon’s dialed park setup (and a reason to go to Last Call), and the ace up your sleeve of a Sugarloaf pow mission (or a reason to go to Reggae Fest), all on one pass, plus discounted tickets at Brighton, Utah; Big Sky, Montana; Crystal Mountain, and Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington. ($1,055, Adult Gold Pass)
White Mountain Super Pass
The buzzard’s delight: Steeps at Cannon, park laps at Waterville and Cranmore, and cruisers at Mount Washington’s Bretton Woods, all on one pass. All of these resorts are less than two and a half hours from Boston and less than an hour from one another. ($1,000, Adult)
A Tale Of Two College Towns
There’s a lot of fun to be had in Burlington, Vermont, and Plymouth, New Hampshire, college towns in prime shred locales. With Burlington you get Stowe’s trees and Sugarbush’s park, or with Plymouth you get the Loon and Waterville Valley parks. Both towns party.
The East Coast has a lot of quality offerings. Here’s a list:
Geary’s Hampshire Special Ale “HSA” (Maine)
Long Trail Double Bag (Vermont)
Harpoon IPA (Vermont)
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale (New Hampshire)
Burton Riglet Parks
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Loon, Waterville Valley
Highest Average Snowfall (Ten-Year Average)
Jay Peak: 360”