New England Town Just Named North America’s Best Ski Town

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It’s “the oozing charm of New England.”

North Conway, New Hampshire, has just been named the best ski town in North America. Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

A quaint “New England Charm” town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire has just been named North America’s Best Ski Town by USA Today readers.

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North Conway grabbed the top spot on the publication’s Best Ski Towns list on Friday, as part of its Top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards. Last year, North Conway placed No.2 on the same list, second behind Bethel, Maine (which fell to No.3 this year), and Stowe, VT, was once again on the list at n ° 4 (up from n ° 7 last year). North Conway, located in the scenic Mount Washington Valley, offers skiing, accommodation, restaurants and shops.

“To be named the first ski resort in all of North America is a huge honor and a feather in our cap, especially when we see the business we are in among ski towns across North America, ”Janice Crawford, executive director of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement.

Here’s what USA Today wrote about North Conway:

Nestled in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire, North Conway is less than half an hour’s drive from over a dozen downhill and backcountry ski resorts. Visitors off the slopes can explore the town’s pastel-hued Victorian architecture that exudes New England charm. The Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center is a great diversion for days off.

Other New England winners: The Mountain Room at Sunday River in Newry, Maine, ranked # 2 for best mountain restaurant (Whitehorn Bistro in Lake Louise, Alta., Ranked # 1); Iron Furnace Brewing in Franconia, New Hampshire, ranked # 2 and Wobbly Barn in Killington, Vermont, ranked # 6 for best après-ski bar (Double Diamonds Bar in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, ranked # 1); Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire, ranked 7th for best ski resort (Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta, was the winner); Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, ranked # 4 and Bear Mountain Lodge in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, ranked # 5 for best ski hotel (Viceroy Snowmass in Snowmass Village, Colorado, ranked # 1); and Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, ranked # 4 and Jackson Ski Touring Foundation in Jackson, New Hampshire, ranked # 5 for best cross-country ski resorts (Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado, ranked # 1).

Crawford reminded skiers to wear goggles and adhere to new safety measures at ski resorts and other businesses in North Conway this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For Readers’ Top 10 Awards lists, USA Today travel experts select 20 nominees on topics ranging from food to accommodations, destinations to things to do, then ask readers to vote to determine the top. 10.

Check out the full list of the best ski locations and amenities in North America.

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