Skiing holidays in New England

Date Posted: 10/10/2013

Loon Mountain, Lincoln, New Hampshire Resort

Pictured: Loon Mountain, Lincoln, New Hampshire Resort.

With more than 60 alpine skiing and snowboarding areas, dozens of cross-country skiing spots and a range of other winter activities, New England is a good choice for group travel organisers looking to book a winter sports break in America. 

The region’s premier ski areas are located in the states of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, most between a two and four hour drive from the city of Boston.

Here’s a selection of the new accommodation, enhanced snowmaking facilities and skiable terrain that the main resorts are promising for the 2013-14 season.

Vermont

Set in the north east of Vermont, Jay Peak Resort is set to unveil major improvements this winter.

Projects include a new 80,000-square foot Stateside Hotel and base lodge with restaurants and locker rooms, a rental centre, 84 new mountain cottages, and a complete revamp of the resort’s entrance.

Stowe Mountain Resort’s new equipment for the 2013-14 winter season consists of 120 HKD tower guns, 4 Super Pole Cat fan guns and miles of new snowmaking pipe.

Topnotch Resort in Stowe reopened in June after some redevelopment. Groups visiting the resort can choose from two new restaurants: Flannel and The Roost; all new guest rooms; a new spa treatment menu with healing pathways and a refurbished tennis centre.

Killington Resort and Pico Mountain are set to welcome the state-of-the-art Peak Lodge facility this December. 

The facility sits atop the highest lift-serviced peak in Vermont, at the 4,100 feet level of Killington Peak, and will offer impressive views, a custom local menu, lounge space and event facilities.

New Hampshire

Four new ziplines, providing an extra 1,000 feet, have been added to Bretton Woods’ popular Canopy Tour.

Descending over 1,000 feet of elevation, the tour takes thrill-seeking groups across a series of treetop ziplines through a network of platforms, all amongst the canopy of ancient New Hampshire hemlocks. 

 Stagnitti-Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont

Pictured: Stagnitti-Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont.

Maine

For those skiers and snowboarders who like to venture off trail and into the woods, Sunday River Resort in Maine has introduced T72, a 15-acre terrain park trail and five new gladed areas for the 2013-14 winter season. 

Set amidst the scenic Mahoosuc Range, the new land has added to a total of 820 acres of skiable terrain at the resort in Newry, Maine, making Sunday River the second largest resort in New England behind sister resort Sugarloaf.

The latest additions to the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort include a 30-person outdoor hot tub and a larger snowmaking pipe on the resort’s Gondola Line.

For further group travel information visit www.discovernewengland.co.uk.

Photo credits: Loon Mountain, Lincoln, New Hampshire Resort.

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