Neither flashy nor fusty, Attitash is a plugger. Boston-area families flock to this mid-size resort just outside of North Conway, N.H., drawn by its children's programs, snow quality and service-oriented employees.
It's not as glitzy as next-door Squaw Valley. Nor does it have all the amenities of its more famous neighbor. And you won't find many ski-and-snowboard rock stars hanging out at the base here. But you won't find many posers, either.
If you find yourself asking "The Where?" you're hardly alone. Since 1997, The Canyons has expanded so aggressively that it is now the largest ski area in Utah -- and among the five largest in the U.S. -- but for many skiers, the resort is still off the radar screen.