Family Ski Holidays The American Way
A lot of people prefer to spend family ski holidays in the mountains. Skiing and snowboarding are two of the most popular activities in wintertime. Riding slopes has become popular for people of all ages. There are thousands of resorts all over the world. However, a lot of Americans choose to travel to the mountains of New England to hit the slopes.
New Hampshire is the home to some of the best ski resorts in the United States of America. White Mountains of New Hampshire are known for being the highest in the Northeastern United States. It is also worth mentioning that White Mountains are extremely popular among New Englanders, as they are situated within three hours of Boston, Massachusetts. All of this makes White Mountains near-perfect for family ski holidays. Consequently, there is no lack of skiing resorts there.
One of the most popular skiing resorts is Loon Mountain Ski Resort. It is located at Loon Mountain, the 3,065-foot mountain near Lincoln, New Hampshire. There are forty-five trails and twelve ski lifts at the resort, which makes it good for family ski holidays. The resort is particularly good for skiers with some basic experience, as the majority of skiing runs are designed for people with intermediate level of skiing. There are also tree skiing runs, mogul fields, steeps and cruisers. Accommodation services are provided by a number of inns and guesthouses.
Another popular ski resort is Cannon Mountain, located in the heart of White Mountain National Forest. The resort is particularly popular with advanced skiers, since there are a lot of skiing runs requiring good skiing skills. However, there is also a training area for beginners, which makes the resort good for family ski holidays. There are thirteen trails and glades, three lifts and a mini park. Then, there are also two parks and the New England Ski Museum. It is also worth mentioning that the resort of Cannon Mountain is located in two and a half hours from Boston, directly off the I-93 highway.
Wildcat is yet another resort located not far from both Boston and New York. Wildcat is likely to be great for advanced skiers, those at intermediate level and beginners alike, as there are plenty of skiing runs of different difficulty levels. It is also worth mentioning that two of the Wildcat slopes offer views of the 6,288-foot Mt. Washington, which is one of the highest points in the United States. There are forty-seven trails on the resort, as well as some hidden stashes in the trees. All in all, this resort is popular for family ski holidays.
Another famous resort is Waterville Valley which is located in the midst of White Mountains. There are fifty-two trails and three training parks. All the slopes are covered with snow. The town itself has a scenic Town Square, indoor ice-skating arena, horse drawn sleigh rides and some famous alpine shops. There are also some good hotels, inns and guesthouses, ensuring good quality accommodation for the period of staying.
All in all, there is no need to travel overseas to ski or snowboard. There are some great family ski holidays options available for those willing to spend their holidays in the mountains. New Hampshire seems like a good option for those not wanting to travel far.
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