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A skier leans into the slope during a (Credit: Handout )

A skier leans into the slope during a downhill run at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vt. (Undated)

The best Northeast ski resorts

A rundown of some of the best ski resorts in the Northeast.

Tourists heading toward the Over Easy gondola which
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Tourists heading toward the Over Easy gondola which transfers skiers to another mountain at the Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont.

Young participants with their face painted with their
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Young participants with their face painted with their instructors from Ski and Ride School at the Sugarbush Resort in Vermont.

Patrons enjoy the mountain view at the Timbers
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Patrons enjoy the mountain view at the Timbers Courtyard at Sugarbush Resort in Vermont.

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Mountain ski slopes, seen here at the back
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Mountain ski slopes, seen here at the back of Brook Hotel and Residences at the Sugarbush Resort in Vermont.

A skier ski down the slope of the
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A skier ski down the slope of the mountain at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Stratton, Vermont.

Visitors onboard the snowcoaster at the Okemo Ski
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Visitors onboard the snowcoaster at the Okemo Ski Resort.

Looking down at Little Whiteface from Upper Cloudspinon
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Looking down at Little Whiteface from Upper Cloudspinon Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York.

A female skier snow tubing down the mountain
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A female skier snow tubing down the mountain slopes of Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Stratton, Vermont.

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Group of skiers ski down the slope of
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Group of skiers ski down the slope of the mountain at the Okemo Ski Resort in Vermont.

In 2004 Okemo opened its Jackson Gore Base
(Credit: Skye Chalmers )

In 2004 Okemo opened its Jackson Gore Base Village complex, offering skiers ski-out rooms and an environmentally friendly village such as the Yukon Kornelius Okemo Mountain resort complex shown here.

A skier ski down the slope of the
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A skier ski down the slope of the mountain at Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Stratton, Vermont. Courtesy of Stratton Mountain Ski Resort.

Skiers wait to board the gondola at the
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Skiers wait to board the gondola at the Stowe Mountain Resort.

Stratton was the first ski area in the
(Credit: Hubert Schriebl)

Stratton was the first ski area in the Northeast to build its own self-contained base, designed to look like an Austrian village. These days The Village at Stratton offers a large selection of shops and restaurants, from Bogner to Burton, from the Partridge Deli to the Sushi Bar. (2009)

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Visitors enjoys the heated pool outside the Stowe
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Visitors enjoys the heated pool outside the Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont.

Overview of Stowe Mountain Resort at the foot
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Overview of Stowe Mountain Resort at the foot of the mountains of Stowe in Vermont.

Stratton was the first ski area in the
(Credit: Hubert Schriebl )

Stratton was the first ski area in the Northeast to build its own self-contained base, designed to look like an Austrian village. (2009)

Stratton was the first ski area in the
(Credit: Hubert Schriebl Photo/)

Stratton was the first ski area in the Northeast to build its own self-contained base, designed to look like an Austrian village. Here, the new cafe Grizzly's. Skiers can feast on pizza and beers at aprs ski at Grizzlys in the base lodge. In 2011 on select Saturdays, Grizzlys will stay open past the usual 6/7pm close to welcome late night bands. (2009)

Skier ski down the slope of the mountain
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Skier ski down the slope of the mountain at Killington Ski Resort in, Vermont. Courtesy of Stratton Mountain Ski Resort

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Warren Zelman Photography In 2010 Stowe opened its
(Credit: Warren Zelman Photo/)

Warren Zelman Photography In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. Here, the lodge dining room. (2010)

Stratton was the first ski area in the
(Credit: Stratton Photo/)

Stratton was the first ski area in the Northeast to build its own self-contained base, designed to look like an Austrian village. (2009)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment
(Credit: Stowe Photo/)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. Meanwhile, on the slopes the resort has boosted its ski terrain for snowboarders. (2010)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment
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In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. Here, a snowboarder skis over the snowmaking equipment. (2010)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment
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In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. Here a skier roasts a marshmallow. (undated)

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In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment
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In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. (2010)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment
(Credit: Warren Zelman Photo/)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. (2010)

Skiers wait to board the gondola at the
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Skiers wait to board the gondola at the Stowe Mountain Resort. The Stowe Mountain Resort has a new owner. The resort's previous owner, the American International Group, has transferred ownership to a spinoff division of the company called Chartis. Ski operations, two golf courses and a new upscale lodge are now owned by Chartis. (2008)

Killington has made a number of improvements for
(Credit: Killington Photo/)

Killington has made a number of improvements for the 2011 ski season, including the Skye Peak Express Quad lift and the Burton Stash, an all-natural terrain park such as shown here.

In 2004 Okemo opened its Jackson Gore Base
(Credit: Okemo Photo/)

In 2004 Okemo opened its Jackson Gore Base Village complex, offering skiers ski-out rooms and an environmentally friendly village, while more recently it has opened the Timber Ripper, a 3,100 foot long mountain roller coaster, shown here.

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Killington has made a number of improvements for
(Credit: Justin Cash Photo/)

Killington has made a number of improvements for the 2011 ski season, including the Skye Peak Express Quad lift and the Burton Stash, an all-natural terrain park. Here, a skier zips down a groomed slope underneath the Quad.

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment
(Credit: Warren Zelman Photo/)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. (2010)

Killington has made a number of improvements for
(Credit: Killington Photo/)

Killington has made a number of improvements for the 2011 ski season, including the Skye Peak Express Quad lift and the Burton Stash, an all-natural terrain park. Here a guitarist plays while skiers ski and after-skiers shop and eat.

In 2004 Okemo opened its Jackson Gore Base
(Credit: Skye Chalmers Photo/)

In 2004 Okemo opened its Jackson Gore Base Village complex, offering skiers ski-out rooms and an environmentally friendly village, while more recently it has opened the Timber Ripper, a 3,100 foot long mountain roller coaster. But what Okemo is most known for is its commitment to being a family resort.

Killington has made a number of improvements for
(Credit: Killington Photo/)

Killington has made a number of improvements for the 2011 ski season, including the Skye Peak Express Quad lift and the Burton Stash, an all-natural terrain park. Here, the snow groomers get ready to erase the day's ruts.

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Killington has made a number of improvements for
(Credit: Killington Photo/)

Killington has made a number of improvements for the 2011 ski season, including the Skye Peak Express Quad lift and the Burton Stash, an all-natural terrain park such as shown here, with a snowboarder catching air off of the roof.

Yukon Kornelius Okemo Mountain Resort In 2004 Okemo
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Yukon Kornelius Okemo Mountain Resort In 2004 Okemo opened its Jackson Gore Base Village complex, offering skiers ski-out rooms and an environmentally friendly village such as the Yukon Kornelius Okemo Mountain Resort shown here in the background.

Owls Head Cabin, one of the romantic and
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Owls Head Cabin, one of the romantic and secluded rooms with dry sauna, steam shower and a tub fitted for two at the Lake Placid Lodge in the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Killington has made a number of improvements for
(Credit: Chris Danforth Photo/)

Killington has made a number of improvements for the 2011 ski season, including the Skye Peak Express Quad lift and the Burton Stash, an all-natural terrain park. Here, a snowboarder glides down a groomed slope underneath the Quad.

A stuffed moose adorned one of the rooms,
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A stuffed moose adorned one of the rooms, an enclosed deck, where one can enjoy dining and drinking infront of a cozy fire at the Lake Placid Lodge in the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid, N.Y. (Lake Placid Lodge)

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Skiers and Riders enjoying perfect snow at Killington
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Skiers and Riders enjoying perfect snow at Killington Resort, Vermont. Killington has made a number of improvements for the 2011 ski season, including the Skye Peak Express Quad lift and the Burton Stash, an all-natural terrain park. Here, a skier glides down a groomed slope.

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment
(Credit: Stowe Photo/)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. (2010)

A family hanging out at the indoor swimming
(Credit: Smugglers' Notch Resort Photo/Eric K. Kulin)

A family hanging out at the indoor swimming pool at the Smugglers' Notch Resort, a family-oriented resort which offers after-ski activities such as family karaoke night , snowtubing, bingo night indoor swimming etc. Smugglers' Notch Resort's FunZone Entertainment Center includes variety of activities which includes pingpong, mini gold and pool tables, and slides. ( Smugglers' Notch Resort)

At the FunZone Entertainment Center, families can enjoy
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At the FunZone Entertainment Center, families can enjoy variety of activities which includes pingpong, slides, mini gold and pool tables. It is a family-oriented resort which offers after-ski activities such as family karaoke night, snowtubing, bingo night indoor swimming etc. ( Smugglers' Notch Resort)

Young vistors playing bingo at the Smugglers' Notch
(Credit: Smugglers' Notch Resort Photo/Eric K. Kulin)

Young vistors playing bingo at the Smugglers' Notch Resort, it's a family-oriented resort which offers after-ski activities such as family karaoke night , snowtubing, bingo night indoor swimming etc. The resort's FunZone Entertainment Center includes variety of activities which includes pingpong, mini gold and pool tables, and slides. ( Smugglers' Notch Resort)

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A young visitor enjoys snow tubing down the
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A young visitor enjoys snow tubing down the slopes at the Smugglers' Notch Resort in Vermont. ( Smugglers' Notch Resort)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment
(Credit: Stowe Photo/)

In 2010 Stowe opened its Spruce Peak redevelopment project, modeled after Colorado's Beaver Creek with a lodge and an alpine village, a wellness center and an upscale shopping mall. (2010)

A family sings with the Smugglers' Notch Resort
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A family sings with the Smugglers' Notch Resort 's mascots in Vermont. Smugglers' Notch Resort is a family -oriented resort which offers after -ski activities such as family karaoke night , snowtubing tubing, indoor swimming etc. ( Smugglers' Notch Resort)

A family enjoys making a snowman at the
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A family enjoys making a snowman at the Smugglers' Notch Resort in Vermont. Smugglers' Notch Resort is a family -oriented resort which offers after -ski activities such as family karaoke night , snowtubing tubing, indoor swimming etc. ( Smugglers' Notch Resort)

Toddlers play bubbles with Smugglers' Notch Resort staff
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Toddlers play bubbles with Smugglers' Notch Resort staff in Vermont. Smugglers' Notch Resort is a family -oriented resort which offers after -ski activities such as family karaoke night , snowtubing tubing, indoor swimming etc. ( Smugglers' Notch Resort)

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Stratton was the first ski area in the
(Credit: Stratton Photo/)

Stratton was the first ski area in the Northeast to build its own self-contained base, designed to look like an Austrian village. These days The Village at Stratton offers a large selection of shops and restaurants, from Bogner to Burton, from the Partridge Deli to the Sushi Bar. (2009)

Stratton was the first ski area in the
(Credit: Stratton Photo/)

Stratton was the first ski area in the Northeast to build its own self-contained base, designed to look like an Austrian village. (2009)

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