2009 Resort Poll: East Coast Rankings

Top Five Overall East Coast Resorts


1. Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

Loon Mountain Park-woo! PHOTO: Brian Norton


2. Okemo, Vermont

TJ James jammin’ that pipe in Okemo Vermont. PHOTO: Aaron Davidson

Okemo has it all—awesome parks, pipes, and a cool hub at the base of the mountain. The town of Ludlow offers everything you’d need on a shred trip, from cheap lodging to a core local shop. The dudes at Darkside do it right. okemo.com


3. Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Mount Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. PHOTO: Simon Busque

Mont Tremblant has often been dubbed the Whistler of the East. There’s a village with bars, hotels, and restaurants that go off when the sun sets, and there’s more than 2,000 feet of vertical with over 94 trails to keep you busy before the parties start. Come for the Empire Shakedown the first weekend of April to get the full effect. tremblant.ca


4. Sunday River, Maine

Justin Keniston snaps a nice blaster over this pristine funbox setup at Sunday River, Maine. PHOTO: Mike Azevedo

Sunday River stepped up their game this season, dedicating more time to their parks and pipes and showing the boardin’ scene some love all around. The River is located minutes outside the small private-school town of Bethel, which offers all the necessary amenities for a weekend shred getaway. sundayriver.com


5. Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Rob Hallowell giving an aerial overview of the jib goodies at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. PHOTO: AJ Koulovatos

Waterville is known for its park and pipe, but has all the ingredients for a stellar overall resort. The college town of Plymouth is mere exits down the highway, offering wallet-friendly hotels, drinks, and food. There’s a strong shred scene in this neck of the woods. waterville.com