Boston’s Best Ski Mountains With Best Apres-Ski Life

November 24, 2012 5:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: Mt. Sunapee)

(Photo Credit: Mt. Sunapee)

Skiing and snowboarding season has arrived. Spend the day on the slopes and the evening enjoying dinner, drinks and entertainment. Experience all that ski life has to offer at the ski mountains with best apres-ski life, perfect for post-powder playtime this winter.
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Mount Sunapee
1398 Route 103
Newbury, NH 03255
(603) 763-3500
mountsunapee.com

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After a long day on the slopes, Mount Sunapee offers a variety of on-mountain dining and night life. Goosefeathers Pub in the Spruce Lodge serves upscale lunches and alcoholic beverages, appetizers after 2 p.m., and offers live entertainment on weekends. The Sunapee Espresso Bar is the perfect place to warm up and relax with friends. Choose from baked goods, sandwiches, coffee beverages, ciders and teas. If you are looking to have a private celebration or gathering, reserve the private Hearthstone Room. It can fit up to 35 people and includes a hostess, dining options, bag storage, a changing room and fieldstone fireplace. Bar service is also available.

wachusett Bostons Best Ski Mountains With Best Apres Ski Life

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Wachusett Mountain
499 Mountain Road
Princeton, MA 01541
(978) 464-2300
wachusett.com

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Wachusett Mountain is full of great skiing, dining and monthly events. Visit the Bullock Lodge, one of Wachusett’s most historical structures, to enjoy doughnuts, hot or cold apple cider, and a variety of specialty refreshments provided by The Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Mass. The Coppertop Lounge is the place to go for appetizers, cocktails, local brews and live music. This is also where Wachusett hosts its apres-ski parties. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Wachusett, so join them Dec. 22 for music, food and live entertainment. View the full calendar of events here.

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Jiminy Peak
37 Corey Road
Hancock, MA 01237
(413) 738-5500
jiminypeak.com

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Experience Berkshire dining and fun right on the mountain at Jiminy Peak. Relax with an appetizer and a nightcap at John Harvard’s Restaurant and Brewery, where the bar is open late. Enjoy the delicious wings at Christiansen’s Tavern while you catch the game and take in the rustic environment. Stop by JJ’s Lodge Food Court to experience a variety of foods from cinnamon rolls to burritos to yogurt parfaits. For the full Jiminy Peak experience, book a room at the Country Inn at the base of the mountain. Amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, massages via In-Touch Day Spa, a game room, an exercise room and free WiFi.

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King Pine
1251 Eaton Road
East Madison, NH 03849
(603) 367-8896
kingpine.com

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King Pine is a family owned, full-service ski resort. Experience apres ski at the Trail’s End Tavern with your entire family. Events, entertainment and refreshments are offered here daily. To extend your stay, reserve a room at the Purity Spring Resort. Choose from slope-side rooms, adjoining suites or condo units. Amenities include access to the indoor pool and fitness center, dining at Traditions Restaurant, hot tub, massages by appointment, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. You may also skate outdoors at the covered Tokho Dome Skating rink.

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Crotched Mountain
615 Francestown Road
Bennington, NH 03442
(603) 588-3668
crotchedmountain.com

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Crotched Mountain is an exciting place to experience skiing, snowboarding and nightlife. Fuel up by grabbing breakfast, lunch or dinner at the cafeteria in the main lodge, which features a salad bar, pizzeria and bar. Night owls will want to experience Midnight Madness on the mountain, an after-hours riding and skiing session. This late-night event features a high-speed chairlift to get quickly to the summit, live entertainment, a slopeside bonfire and three terrain parks. View ticket and pricing information here. For those seeking further adventure, consider booking an overnight stay at the main lodge. Remember to bring your sleeping bag, and be ready for a breakfast buffet and extra slope time.

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Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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