Best Northeast Destinations for Skiing and Snowboarding

Hurry! You’ve still got a few more months of winter ahead of you to hit the slopes. But, chances are you don’t live right next door to Loon Mountain or Sunday River, and driving in the winter months can be dangerous.

If you have a car that is too small to transport a pair of skis, or doesn’t have four wheel drive, Car Rental 8 recommends renting an SUV with 4wd for your trip. Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend getaway, an SUV equipped for bad driving conditions will deliver peace of mind and comfort.

On behalf of Car Rental 8, here are three “must ski” locations in the northeast United States:

Loon Mountain: New Hampshire-based Loon Mountain is only a three hour drive from Boston, and although it’s always packed with people, the mountain has 10 lifts. It’s also home to the most powerful snowmaking machine in all of New Hampshire, which guarantees perfect powder all winter long!

Killington: This Vermont mountain—which many refer to as the “Beast of the East”—offers seven mountain peaks and 92 miles of diverse terrain to explore. With an average of 250” of natural snow fall each year, plus Killington making its own snow, the results are enough snow to cover 600 skiable acres all winter long!

Sunday River: Sunday River is not a daytrip for most, due to its remote Maine location. Its vertical drop of 2,340 feet is the second largest in Maine and the sixth largest in New England – but don’t let that scare you away if you’re a family with young children. They have plenty of options and easy trails for the kids! If you purchase tickets online, you can save yourself money too!

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