You know this has to be one special place to punch its way into the East's Top 5. With a paltry 750 vertical feet, Seven Springs-in Pennsylvania-manages to keep company with Northeast giants through commitment and creativity.
Many ski towns are just starting to come into their own as year-round resorts. Not Breckenridge. Its rare combination of a thriving Victorian town at the base of a mammoth mountain resort has long drawn faithful summer crowds.