Nowhere else in New England offers so many ski mountains so close. Sugarloaf and Sunday River are the biggest and best-known mountains, offering miles of terrain that skiers can spend days exploring. Smaller mountains like Shawnee Peak and Mt. Abrams are great for beginners and are only 45 minutes from Portland.
February and March usually have the most snow, and everyone loves spring skiing in T-shirt weather.
For a real treat head up to Sugarloaf in April for the annual Reggae Weekend. Nothing goes together like skiing and reggae music!
Even those who aren't serious skiers will appreciate getting into the alpine zone, enjoying the gorgeous views from the top of the chairlift, and getting back to the lodge for hot chocolate.