Ski Resorts Close to Boston: 7 Great Resorts for a Weekend Trip

Looking for the best ski trips from Boston? These 7 spots are perfect for weekend skiing adventure near the city.

7 Ski Resorts Within Driving From Boston

Resort Distance from Boston What to Know
Stowe 3-hour drive An alpine original, these world-class slopes nestled between Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak offer 116 trails on over 485 acres.
Okemo 3-hour drive Where Families come for fun, you'll varied terrain for all skill levels with 121 trails over 632 acres.
Mount Snow 2.5-hour drive More than an average mountain, take on 85 trails spread across 600 acres,1,700 feet of vertical and a thriving après scene.
Mount Sunapee 90-minute drive You'll want time to soak in the beauty of this natural escape. Over 66 trails, some of the best grooming in the East, and stunning lake views.
Crotched Mountain 2-hour drive Come for the night skiing, stay for the 100 acres of impeccably groomed slopes, perfect for powder adventures.
Attitash 2-hour drive Bumps and thrills galore are found across two mountain peaks on over 300+ acres offering endless adventures for skiers.
Wildcat Mountain 3-hour drive Top notch terrain and untamed scenery await your New Hampshire adventure with unobstructed views of Mount Washington on over 225 acres.
Two Parents and One Child Posing with View of Lake  at Mount Sunapee

If you are dreaming of trading Boston's historic streets for some historic ski runs you are in the right place. Just a few hours away, the promise of powdery slopes and charming ski towns comes to life. 

Whether you're a green run cruiser or a black diamond ripper, these New England ski havens are only a short ride away and offer amazing snow and fantastic ski terrain. Let's buckle up and ski what's out there!


An Alpine Original 

Just when you thought Vermont was all about maple syrup and quaintness, along comes Stowe—just 3-hour drive from Boston. Founded in 1934, Stowe is known as the birthplace of alpine skiing in Vermont—it’s a place where postcard-ready, ski village charm meets world-class slopes. Situated between Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak, Stowe gives skiers and snowboarders access to 116 trails over 485 acres via 2 gondolas and 11 chairlifts. And don't forget, an après-ski scene full of local lore.


Where Families and Flurries Collide

Hop in the car for a little over 3 hours, and you'll hit Okemo. It's like the east coast Disneyland of skiing—minus the mouse ears, plus way more snow.  With 121 trails over 632 acres, it features 2,100+ feet of vertical—offering varied terrain for all skill levels. And Ludlow's Main Street is full of quaint shops and hearty eateries for the non skiers. 

Mount Snow

Not Your Average Mountain

Only 2.5 hours away, Mount Snow in Dover is a whole experience. With 85 trails spread across 600 acres, it offers 1,700 feet of vertical and four mountain faces to explore. And its amenities are as diverse as its terrain—like a thriving après scene to swap ski stories over a frosty mug. And for off-mountain, it's just a skip from Wilmington, for charming shops and a selection of restaurants.

Mount Sunapee

More than Just a Quickie Ski Trip

Just a snowball’s throw away—okay, a 90-minute drive—is Mount Sunapee. With over 66 trails and some of the best grooming in the East, you’ll find some of the friendliest slopes this side of Boston. The lake views? They're just an added bonus, like finding last year’s lip balm in your jacket pocket. 

Crotched Mountain

Where Night Owls Ski

Just two hours away, the go-to spot for night skiing is Crotched Mountain. With over 100 acres of impeccably groomed slopes, there’s no reason the skiing should stop when the sun goes down. The slopes here are like a dreamy adventure that the moon and stars RSVP'd to.


Bumps and Thrills Galore

Two hours from Boston, Attitash Mountain awaits. It's not just a mountain; it's two mountain peaks over 300+ acres of endless adventures. It’s a great place to show off those skills you brag about at the office water cooler.

Wildcat Mountain

Fierce Terrain, Untamed Scenery

Wildcat Mountain might sound fierce, but it's as friendly as a house cat… with a little something to prove. Commonly referred to as the most scenic mountain in the East, it offers untamed terrain and unobstructed views of Mount Washington—combined with 2,100 vertical feet over 225 acres.  And this wilderness vibe is only three hours away.

These spots offer the perfect ski weekend near Boston, for a quick trip away from the city's hustle and bustle. So grab your gear, a sense of adventure, and maybe a thermos of something warm. Put Boston in the rearview and you’ll be on the slopes in just a few hours!