Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont

Killington might be Vermont's largest resort, but nothing skis bigger than Stowe. Serious steeps, 2,000-vertical-foot runs, glade skiing – it's all here, as well as a cache of family-friendly features that will help smooth any ruffled feathers if the East Coast's notorious weather rears its head. And the nearby town of Stowe amps the options, including easy access to craft beers, historic lodging and all manner of Vermont cuisines.

Photo courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort