Good east coast skiing for a relatively new skiier?
December 7, 2011 1:51 PM Subscribe
I've skiied a total of six days on the west coast. I live on the east coast, but need help finding a place to ski that's somewhat nearby (6 hrs drive), has trails on my level, won't be filled with people, and would be good for a long weekend. Got any recommendations? More details inside...
I currently live in the NYC metro area. I learned to ski in Colorado (Aspen - Buttermilk, for what it's worth) and have skiied a total of six days out there. By the end of my sixth day I was doing mostly easier blue runs and was more or less sure of myself, but I was still a little shaky.
But I don't have time to make it out there this year, so we're looking for places to go here on the east coast. I've never skiied on the east coast, but I know the conventional wisdom that east coast skiing sucks and all that. Still, just being out on the slopes would be nice for a long weekend. The problem is that, as far as I can tell, all of the ski areas near the NYC metro area are jam packed with people, are entirely ice, and all that.
Basically I'm looking for a place in the northeast US where I'll be able to ski on my level without humiliating myself in front of thousands of people, being bullied on the hills, or to be totally out of my league. I have a friend who goes to Stratton quite a bit, but she's far more experienced than I am. I've got a car, so really anywhere within, say, six hours of NYC would be good. I don't own skis (and my girlfriend doesn't have her snowboard here) so we'd need to rent as well. So.. anyone got an ideas?