I don’t know about you freaks, but I am SO READY for some 2014 skiing! I’m heading up to Okemo Mountains in Vermont in January for some prime corduroy and (fingers crossed) a little white and fluffy. Skiing and snowboarding are great ways to make it through the terrible months that follow the holidays before spring finally… springs. I’m going to break this down real easy for you guys to make sure you bring in the new year with some awesome rides!
1. Best Overall: Jackson Hole Mountain, Wyoming
Known for its amazingly efficient and quiet beautiful ski lift, Jackson Hole keeps improving every single year. Plus, their geographic location lends itself to have fresh powder more often than not. The new airport that flies direct to twelve different cities isn’t too shabby either. The mountain is inviting to every single type of skier. Definitely worth the ride!
2. Best Glades: Jay Peak, Vermont
Super close to the Canadian border, Jay Peak boasts over 100 acres of skiable glades terrain. It’s a dream come true in the East, and the mountain does definitely favor a more advanced skier or snow boarder. In my personal opinion, I’ll never get tired of Jay Peak, the conditions are always good and the mountain is unbeatable for glades in the East.
3: Families: Beaver Creek, Colorado
Tons of green runs, kid-friendly gondolas and attentive staff makes this the ideal mountain for families. Now the only thing you need to worry about is if they need to go to the bathroom after they get all their gear on.
4: Best for Downhill: Stowe, Vermont
Topping off at just about 4,400 feet, Stowe is an awesome mountain for those craving the downhill speed, especially since they just put in a new high speed quad lift.
5: Best Terrain Parks: Steamboat, Colorado
Four times the terrain parks for skiers and boarders means four times the fun!