48 Hours: Spring Skiing

They don’t call it March Madness for nothing, folks. In the spirit of true New England weather patterns (read: unpredictable), spring offers you the best of both worlds when it comes to hitting the slopes.

Friday

Check-In

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If you weren’t able to skip work and get in a full day of skiing, we understand. No matter what time you’re arriving, we suggest a hotel that offers the most important amenity of all: a hot tub. After driving all those miles, you’ll need to loosen up those muscles before you start cruising corduroy.

Carbo-load

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Let’s be real, you’ll be burning off all these calories on the slopes tomorrow anyway, right? Check out the Best of Bethel for all your food needs.

Saturday

Fuel Up

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If you’re passing the Sunday River Brewing Company on your way to the mountain, stop in and grab some freshly made donuts (we recommend the blueberry filled one). If you’re already at the slopes, head to the Coffee Hound in either White Cape or South Ridge to get some high quality coffee and either a crepe of mini donuts.

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Do we need to explain this? Tear. It. Up.

Lunch

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It’s well kept secret that the Mountain Room at North Peak has the best food around when it comes to lunch. Ski on over and grab a spot inside or on the deck. Make sure you order one of their specialty cocktails and an order of their whipped ricotta toast and poutine…you won’t regret it.

Après

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Spring means decks, and by the time the lifts close you have most definitely earned that beer. Head to the Foggy Goggle or Barker Bar for some of the best après in the East.

Party on, Wayne

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If you’re looking to keep the good times rolling, head to the Matterhorn Ski Bar. Loved by locals and weekenders alike, you can stuff your face with pizza before dancing the night away with some of the best live acts around. If you’ve had a bit too much fun, hop on the Mountain Express shuttle.

Sunday

Morning Sunshine

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Maybe a good morning for a cup of coffee and a Gatorade? Don’t worry we’ve all been there.

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Don’t let those Sunday scares getcha. When Sunday rolls around, that means the crowds roll out early. Stay later to get some trails all to yourself. Plus, even if you’re from Boston and leave straight from the slopes, you’re home by 7 p.m.