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The Best East Coast Ski Resorts

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Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

4.1.2   Photo: Courtesy of Omni Mount Washington

Vertical Rise: 1,500 feet
Acres of Terrain: 464
Average Snowfall: 200 inches
Across from Mount Washington in what meteorologists call an upslope snowbelt, Bretton Woods gets its own weather patterns, which means more snow than the surrounding areas. The terrain is diverse, but a favorite run for guests of all ages and abilities is often Granny’s Grit. It’s an intermediate trail full of rollers and bumps accessed from the top of the Zephyr chairlift. Stop for a chili break at Latitude 44 Restaurant, located at the top of the Bethlehem Express chairlift. In the evening, head to Fabian’s Station, across the street from the slopes, for a bowl of chowder and a glass of beer. For lodging, we like the elegant, old-school Bretton Arms Inn, a quick shuttle from the lifts. —Kim Fuller
Must-Ski Run: Bode’s Run, a steep groomer named for New Hampshire native Bode Miller. 
Best Après: Slopeside Pub & Restaurant has huge windows for drinking a pint while watching the stragglers come down. 
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