Ski The East

Kendall Tierney, Senior Layout, Writer

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The cold wind bites your cheeks, you zoom past the other people, the snow fogs your goggles. Where are you? Your skiing on the East Coast, and despite what people say about the icy mountains and bad skiing conditions in our area, you are still having the time of your life! What mountain is this, you ask? Well, there are plenty of great mountains, and if you’re wondering how to choose, your in luck! Here you’ll find some ideas of the wonderful resorts that we are lucky enough to have close by.

Ranging from 1 to 4 hours you can find some great places to hit the slopes. All of these mountains that will be mentioned are ones that I have experienced and have received feedback from other ski-goers. However, there are plenty of places you can enjoy. For times sake, I will only mention 5 amazing mountains.

As you know, Shawnee Peak is the place where Ski Club visits. Shawnee is only an hour away making it a perfect place to spend a single day. However, this is a very convenient place for other schools, so it might be crowded on Friday nights until around mid-February.

Camelback is another great day-trip place to ski, along with Blue Mountain as well. This drive is a little longer for both mountains, about 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Camelback and Blue Mountain are larger mountains; Blue Mountain has 39 trails and Camelback has 34.

These two upcoming mountains are a nicer place if you want to challenge your abilities. Gore Mountain is a little farther away about 3 ½ to 4 hours depending on when you leave; it’s a nice destination to spend a long weekend. It has a whopping 107 trails, making it a perfect place to challenge your abilities. Gore is in upstate New York and just made some improvements to their lodges. Lastly, Okemo is a great resort in south Vermont. It has 121 trails spanning across the beautiful mountain. This is a great place to spend multiple days because of the 4 hour car ride! Not only that, but because it is an upper-scale mountain, there are more resorts to find in the area.

Whether you want to ski on “Experts Only” trails or on just the Bunny Hill, the East Coast is not a bad place for Skiing (or Snowboarding)! The powdering and soft snow won’t last long, so don’t hesitate: rent your gear, pile on your jacket, and hit the slopes!

 

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