Take a Powder: Ski Resort Roundup

By Alexandra Hall | Boston Magazine |

SUNDAY RIVER SKI RESORT
Newry, ME
Bring   Your new fling.
Pack    Plenty of perfume/cologne and skimpy swimwear for the hot tubs.   
Wear    The cutest sweaters you can find.
Overhear    Cheesy (but often successful) opening lines at the Foggy Goggle.
Try   The Jordan Splendor, a maple-sugar body scrub followed by a hot-stone massage, mani, and pedi.
Eat   The entire raw bar of Maine seafood at the resort’s fine-dining spot, Dining at the Peak, which is situated 2,100 feet up on the mountain.
Go home    Smitten.
Contact    207-824-3000, sundayriver.com.

OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT
Bretton Woods, NH
Bring   Your longtime SO.   
Pack    A good potboiler and that stack of New Yorkers you’ve been dying to catch up on.
Wear   Sweatpants.
Overhear   The clunk of ski boots through the grand halls; complaints about slope injuries.
Try   A coffee-bean body polish, chased with a soak in the outdoor hot tub in the shadow of snowy Mount Washington.
Eat  
All the farm-to-table comfort food you can handle, by the fireplace in the just-revamped Stickneys Pub.
Go home   Proud you held up.
Contact   603-278-1000, brettonwoods.com.   

STOWE MOUNTAIN LODGE
Stowe, VT
Bring  Your family.
Pack
    Nothing. Between the on-site Ralph Lauren shop and spa boutique, you’ll end up buying it all, anyway.
Wear   Something swank for Saturday-night dinner at Solstice. Other than that, sleek yoga wear will do.
Overhear   Hot Canadians swooning over each other; hot-ish New Englanders swooning over the local menu.
Try   The recently opened Chillax KidSpa.
Eat   The cheese plate — a gustatory dream team of Vermont’s best — and the terrific kids’ menu.
Go home   Full, tired, happy.
Contact   802-253-3560, stowemountainlodge.com

TOPNOTCH RESORT AND SPA
Stowe, VT
Bring  Your girlfriends, mom, or little sis. This is girls’ weekend utopia.
Pack   Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta face pads (to fake a fresh-from-the-slopes glow) and plenty of moisturizer.
Wear   Great denim, hot snow boots, Marc Jacobs’s double-knit cashmere hoodie, and T-shirts.
Overhear   Manhattanite couples complaining about childcare.
Try   The Essential Facial: aggressive. And effective.
Eat   Salmon with truffle aioli at the in-house restaurant, Norma’s, while gazing past the outdoor fire pit to Mount Mansfield.
Go home   A human puddle.
Contact   800-451-8686, topnotchresort.com.

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