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Seven Ski Slopes and Inns in New England

Seven Ski Slopes and Inns in New England
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by in Jan 2008

71 Hill Rd., Franklin. 877-467-5476, 603-934-3666;

Shawnee Peak, Bridgton, Maine

This intermediate mountain has the added boast of being the first in Maine entirely powered by wind. 1,300-foot vertical, 44 trails. 207-647-8444;

Ecoconscious skiers should stay at Noble House. The organic breakfast (featuring fresh bread and locally grown fruits and veggies) is the perfect start to a long day on the slopes. 81 Highland Rd., Bridgton. 888-237-4880, 207-647-3733;

Butternut Basin, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

What it lacks in thrills it makes up for in family memories. This easy mountain offers a homey atmosphere and a selection of skiing classes, making it a great place for youngsters. 1,000-foot vertical, 22 trails. 413-528-2000;

For a B&B with a distinctively European flare, stay at The Wainwright Inn. Don’t ask what’s in the famous pancakes — it’s a secret. 518 S. Main St., Great Barrington. 413-528-2062;

Black Mountain, Jackson, New Hampshire

A family-run business since 1935, Black Mountain’s mix of reasonable prices and quality trails has stood the test of time: “All the big boys come and go. We stay the same.” 1,100-foot vertical, 40 trails. 800-698-4490, 603-383-4490;

At nearby Jackson House, you can loosen your muscles in a hot tub with a view of the stars in the heated solarium. 7 Meserve Hill Rd., Jackson. 800-338-1268, 603-383-4226;


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