Agent Favorites: New England Ski Resorts

Stowe Mountain

Stowe Mountain

One of the perks of living on Cape Cod or in the Boston area, is the close proximity to some of New England’s best skiing and snowboarding conditions. With most mountains within a 3-4 hour drive, hitting the slopes on the weekend is a fun activity that can be enjoyed as a day trip or a short getaway. Keep reading to find out which New England Ski Resorts our agents and staff recommend visiting.

 Our 5 Favorite Mountains

Loon Mountain, Lincoln NH

Total Number of Trails: 61          Total Number of Lifts: 12          Hours from Boston: 2

What we have to say: “The terrain is great, the mountain staff is unbelievably friendly, and there is activity all over. Onsite, you can zip line, ice skate, or take a train ride. Non-skiers can ride up the Gondola and have lunch in the Jamaican Café. And everyone can enjoy freshly made waffles dripping in chocolate outside the base lodge.” Kathy Fisher, Osterville Agent

“I’ve been going there since I was a kid and all through high school. Loon is easy to get to from route 93 and it features the best snow making in the free world!” Jamie Regan, Falmouth Agent

Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe VT

Total Number of Trails: 116          Total Number of Lifts: 13          Hours From Boston: 3

What we have to say: “You cannot have this list without noting Stowe, VT.  Touted as the “Beast of the East” by world famous skiers and snowboarders (and film company Teton Gravity Research), Stowe has some of the best skiing (& extensive snowmaking) in the east coast as well as a fantastic quintessential New England town with top notch restaurants, great shopping and a plethora of art galleries.” Janine Hostetter, Osterville Agent

Pico Mountain Resort, Mendon VT

Total Number of Trails: 57          Total Number of Lifts: 7          Hours From Boston: 3

What we have to say: “I ski with my family at Pico Ski Resort in Killington, Vermont which is a small family resort.  Lots of natural snow, awesome gladed trails and an après ski lounge with views of the slopes make this mountain a great time.  The people are friendly, the food is good and the mountain is centered around one central base.  The lodge has a three story chimney with warm fireplaces. I met my husband on the ski lift 30 years ago and we still enjoy gliding down the trails together.” Polly Spence, Barnstable Agent

Attitash Mountain, Bartlett NH

Total Number of Trails: 67          Total Number of Lifts: 11          Hours From Boston: 3

What we have to say: “I love this resort because the Grand Summit Hotel is right on the mountain, so you can go directly from your room, to the slopes. Also, the outdoor heated pool in the winter at night is awesome, especially when it is snowing.” Judy Caldwell, Sales Manager

Cannon Mountain, Franconia NH

Total Number of Trails:81          Total Number of Lifts: 10          Hours From Boston: 2

What we have to say: “I LOVE Cannon Mountain! On Tuesdays and Thursday’s they have a two-for deal which is a great way to try the mountain and save some money. The summit is absolutely breathtaking and the mountain is easy to get to from either the Cape or Boston.” Amy Borr, Marketing


For vacation rentals near our favorite mountains, we recommend Peabody and Smith Realty, who specialize in Vermont and New Hampshire condo and house rentals.

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