• Downhill skiing in Maine
    Downhill skiing in Maine

Skiing & Snowboarding

New England offers more than 60 alpine skiing and snowboarding areas and resorts, dozens of cross-country skiing areas — plus a host of other fun winter activities. The following pages provide profiles of those New England ski areas and resorts that work with UK/European tour operators, as well as links to all ski areas in each state:

12 Great Reasons to Ski New England!

For travelers from the United Kingdom, UK/European school groups and others, here are 12 great reasons to ski New England:

  1. Easy access: many ski resorts are only a 2-4 hour drive from Boston's Logan International Airport
  2. The cradle of American skiing — and the birthplace of snowboarding!
  3. Excellent ski schools — for adults of all ski levels and, especially, children!
  4. Challenging black runs for experts; welcoming beginner-oriented slopes for first-timers
  5. No altitude adjustment needed — feel fine for the entire stay!
  6. Top-class child care programs, even for little ones
  7. Wide range of well-priced restaurants from informal to candlelit and romantic
  8. Attractive rates for lodging and lifts, particularly when compared to ski resorts in the western U.S., Canada and Switzerland
  9. Fewer lines midweek
  10. The smaller New England resorts offer a distinctly personal touch
  11. Winter fun for skiers and non-skiers alike: ziplining, snow tubing, snowshoeing, ice skating, mountain coasters, ice climbing, sleigh rides, spas, shopping and more
  12. Visitors can easily combine a city break in Boston with a ski getaway

Other New England Skiing Options

While Maine and New Hampshire tend to have the larger mountain resorts that work with international tour operators, Connecticut, Massachusetts and even Rhode Island also offer skiing venues. For more information, visit the following state tourism websites:

Get more ideas for a fun New England winter holiday: