Ski the East: Best Northeast Ski Resorts

Top 5 Best Northeast Ski Resorts 

As we welcome the chilling weather of the winter season, the ski season is near approaching. Here are the best northeast ski resorts in our area offering unique excursions worth visiting amidst your ski season travel plans.

1. Mountain Creek

Located in the township of Vernon, NJ, Mountain Creek coins recognition as the top ski resort in New Jersey. Mountain Creek’s impressive snowmaking system comprises 1,000 snowmaking guns to simulate the pure crystals of real snow, which is ideal for your skiing adventures. Extend your day trip to an overnight stay at The Appalachian, designed to evoke a sense of relaxation after an exerting day plowing the white mountains. As New Jersey’s largest ski area, this mountain offers exceptional resort and slope-side accommodations. With 167 acres of skiing area, night skiing, snowboarding, and terrain parks, Mountain Creek warmly welcomes guests this winter season to shred their slopes.

2. Windham Mountain

Windham Mountain in Windham, NY pairs the beginner-to-expert skiing experience alongside charming amenities. With 54 great skiing trails spanning 285 acres, Windham Mountain welcomes guests all winter, summer, spring, and fall. The Winwood Inn invites guests to its tranquil stay in close proximity to the mountain’s recreational activities and a Main Street with soulful storefronts and unique dining options. The “stay and play” packages are available all year-round, so plan to visit Windham Mountain to fulfill your skiing travels. 

3. Hunter Mountain

Windham’s neighboring resort Hunter Mountain satisfies the realm of a four-season destination in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY. Branded as the “snowmaking capital of the world,” the 240 skiable acres and three separate mountains of Hunter Mountain offer terrain trails for experienced skiers. This year-round destination also boasts a New York Zipline Adventure Tour with the longest and highest zipline in North America and New York State’s largest snow tubing park. 

4. Whiteface Mountain

The winter season is in full effect at Whiteface Mountain just outside of Lake Placid, NY. As one of the Highest Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, this New York ski resort is nothing short of a winter wonderland. With 288 acres of soft powder and 90 pristine trails, Whiteface Mountain is home to the largest vertical drop in the east. Accommodating to all levels of skiers from novice to black diamond, this ski-cation prides itself on stunning views from unbelievable altitudes and carefully curated courses.


5. Jack Frost Big Boulder

Jack Frost and Big Boulder come together as the heart and soul of the Pocono Mountains, joining forces to pioneer the Northern Pennsylvania ski industry. A resort gifting guests the best of both worlds, Jack Frost Big Boulder leverages its invention of the snowmaker which emits crystals that mimic both the look and feel of snow. Jack Frost offers 20 diverse trails while Big Boulder offers 15, varying in level of skill. Jack Frost Big Boulder is proudly partnered with the most exceptional lodges in the Poconos region, so booking your trip without somewhere pleasant to stay is not in your worries.