Claim the best of the East with Ikon Pass
It’s never too early to start contemplating who you might like to share a ski-house with. Calls of “YEWWW” can be heard from Ikon Pass chairlifts around the world—with a whopping 50 unique global ski destinations and likely the 8 best mountains on the east coast, the 22/23 season is all about finding your line. Now is the time to call up the crew and make some decisions for a little wintery wonder—near or far. To get your planning started, here are some of the most memorable mountain-based experiences found on the east coast. All you need to get moving is a tank of gas and an Ikon Pass.
Best Non-Ski Activity: Experience the mountain at night on a Full Moon Snowshoe Tour, which will take you through the rolling New England landscape and end with a campfire, hot cocoa, and a new perspective of Stratton’s starlit skies.
Best Bloody: Stop into the Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern in Stratton Village to enjoy one of their famous Bacon Old-Fashioneds, complete with bacon-infused Maker’s Mark and Vermont Maple Liqueur.
Sugarloaf Mountain | Carrabassett Valley, ME
Best Views: This destination is home to New England’s only above tree-line lift. Summit by hopping on the Timberline Quad, where you can snap a picture with Katahdin and Mount Washington as your backdrop.
Sugarbush Resort | Warren, VT
Best Glades: Take the high-speed Slide Brook Express over to Slide Brook Basin’s 2,000 wooded acres of incredible off-piste terrain.
Loon Mountain | Lincoln, NH
Best Terrain Park: Ride the award-winning progression of six terrain parks. Skiers and riders as young as three years old will be able to take part in some creative riding at the Paul Bunyan–themed Burton Riglet Park, the Burton Lil’ Stash, the log cabin wall ride, and the nearly-mile-long Loon Mountain Park—not to mention, New Hampshire’s only Superpipe.
Sunday River | Newry, ME
Best Mogul Run: White Heat of White Cap Peak. This steep double black diamond drops straight down the fall line and is packed with moguls, a long, sustained leg-burner for even the most experienced skiers and riders.
Windham Mountain | Windham, NY
Best Place for Kids: Family fun—head to the Adventure Park. It includes nine conveyors serviced lanes of snow tubing, kids’ snowmobiles, a snug little lodge and food for the pickier eaters in our lives.
Killington Resort | Killington, VT
Best Iconic Run: Home to the Audi FIS World Cup—don’t miss trying your hand at their most iconic run, Superstar, the official World Cup race trail.
Best Dinner Experience: Treat yourself to dinner at the Ledgewood Yurt, an exceptional, authentic experience. To get there, take a snowcat-drawn sleigh ride to a remote trailside location for a five-course meal and a social dining atmosphere—the perfect finish to a day on the New England snow.
Snowshoe Mountain | Snowshoe, WV
Best Place for a First Lap: The only inverted mountain in the east, the shops, restaurants, lodging, and lift are located at the top of the mountain instead of the base. Don’t even need to take the lift to your favorite run, just walk out your door and go.
The 2022/2023 Ikon Pass is on sale now.