America's Best Ski Towns
North Conway, NH
Located amid the 660,000-acre White Mountain National Forest, North Conway makes a striking statement with its pastel-colored Victorian architecture. It’s within a half hour of 13 ski resorts and cross-country centers that offer a total of 250 trails—and much-appreciated affordability. With the Black Mountain Family Passport, for instance, a family of four can ski at Black Mountain for $99 midweek and $119 weekends and holidays throughout the winter season. When it’s time for a break, geek out at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center (at the northeast’s tallest peak), or stock up on local specialties and old-fashioned candy at Zeb’s General Store.