The Mount Washington is a concert grand that commands the White Mountain stage.
The Mount Washington is a concert grand that commands the White Mountain stage. It's a stunning example of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture, with the snowcapped peak of its namesake providing fitting backdrop. Few resorts can compete with the Mount Washington in delivering grandeur and pomp on such an immense scale: The lobby alone is 230 feet long and up to 60 feet wide. Add to that a royal lineage and a place in world history: In 1944, the World Bank was created and the gold standard set at the Bretton Woods Monetary Conference.
Vitals Jiminy Peak Resort, Hancock, Mass. 01237; (413) 738-5500. Web site: www.jiminypeak.com. Lodging reservations: (800) 882-8859. Ski report: (888) 454-6469. Getting there: Three hours from Boston via the Massachusetts Turnpike, 2 1/2 hours from New York Metro Area via the Taconic Parkway and Route 22. Base Altitude: 1,250 feet. Vertical: 1,140 feet. Skiable acres: 120.
When you cross the threshold of the Black Bear Inn, you half expect Jack London to be warming himself at the fireplace, clutching a cup of steaming, black coffee, caught up in a book. The two-story log structure catapults you back to a time...