Bone-chilling temps be damned. From hitting the region’s most breathtaking slopes to gliding around an ice rink with the kiddos and managing on your own to a considerably-wanted spa day, listed here are 37 methods to embrace New England’s toughest season—and have a rollicking fantastic time accomplishing it.
Edited by Brittany Jasnoff and Andrea Timpano
The only factor far more interesting than the season’s initially snow? Obtaining outdoors to enjoy in it. By Jonathan Soroff
Strike the Slopes
Make fresh tracks at some of New England’s most popular mountains.
Range of trails: 27
Elevation: 2,006 toes
Miles from Boston: 53
Why go? So what if it’s a small dinky as opposed to other mountains? It is only an hour absent, and often you just want to get a handful of operates in without the need of an overnight. (As the promoting earworm succinctly puts it, “Wa-Wa-Wachusett…mountain skiing, minutes away.”) Bonus factors for the gear tune-ups on the Major Blue Zoom machine, so you will not squander time or funds when you lastly do jet off to Aspen.
Carry tickets begin at $44, wachusett.com.
Number of trails: 98
Elevation: 3,100 feet
Miles from Boston: 156
Why go? Owned and operated by the Omni Mount Washington Resort, the mountain welcomes skiers of all capabilities with a great deal of terrain, unbeatable sights of the Presidential Variety, and a new, 3-tiered lodge showcasing two dining places at the summit. As for the hotel, the grand Gilded Age edifice was the birthplace of the Globe Financial institution, but an even better money cause to keep there is that visitors get discounted carry tickets, as properly as entry to other facilities this kind of as the basement bowling alley.
Carry tickets start out at $85, brettonwoods.com.
Variety of trails: 122
Elevation: 3,625 feet
Miles from Boston: 205
Why go? People today contact it “the Vail of the East,” but this vacation resort is arguably even prettier than its Colorado counterpart (not that we’re biased!). Spruce Peak caters to beginners, but even the most extraordinary adrenaline junky will uncover a great deal of…