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Find East Coast Ski Resorts, Top 10 East Coast Ski Resorts, Best East Coast Ski Resorts | SKI Magazine

Best Fest: Beast or Jammin'?

Killington’s Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge and Sugarloaf’s Reggae Fest dominate the East Coast slopeside party scene.

One of these days, this cold is going to break…that much we know. Also this: When it does, the 2015 spring skiing season promises to be one of the best ever.

From the Berkshires to Tuckerman Ravine, the Eastern snowpack remains in full lockdown mode…hardly a flake of snow has been lost since about Christmas, thanks to a freakishly stubborn weather pattern that keeps pumping arctic air and steady snowfall into the region while Western resorts suffer warm days and persistent drought.

Scene: Best Ski-Town Margs

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Best Ski-Town Margs, Apres Ski
A margarita on a sunny deck is a ski-town rite of spring. Here’s a list of greats from our highly opinionated testers.

Cut fresh lime into slices. Rub the rim of a chilled glass with lime. Dip rim in coarse salt. In a shaker, add two ounces of tequila (preferably 100 percent agave), one ounce Cointreau, and one ounce fresh lime juice. Shake. Strain. Pour. Sip slopeside (with a satisfied smile) sometime in the spring.

Can Balsams be Bigger than Killington?

Les Otten | The Balsams Ski Resort
Balsams Resort owner Les Otten has big plans for the ski area.
Former ski resort mogul Les Otten offers a peek at his latest project and his big plans for the Dixville Notch resort.

Les Otten is back in the ski business with grand plans for turning one of the last remaining gems of New Hampshire’s grand hotel era into a full-amenity base area village and what would be the Northeast’s largest ski area. In a recent interview, the former CEO of American Skiing Co. sketched out his plans for revitalization of the Balsams Resort in far-northern Dixville Notch, well-known as home of first-in-the-nation voting.

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