Meribel - the "Heart of the 3 Valleys" - or as the French say - "Coeur des Trois Vallees" is the most accessible base for skiing all of the 3 valleys region of the French Alps. You can spend an entire vacation skiing Les Trois Vallees and never cross your same ski tracks.
Mont Tremblant has been a perennial in surveys rating Best Resorts in the East. The base village and connected Casino reminds one of a European ski resort and the trails are classic eastern style runs. The resort is located 1 1/2 hour north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Portes du Soleil is one of the largest, if not the largest linked ski areas in the world. However, it's not about counting square miles or number of lifts. Rather, it's about the experience of are skiing through one after another resort village and accessing seemingly countless lifts on the same lift ticket, a lift ticket that grants access to one of the best ski areas in the world, in two countries.
Smugglers' Notch, located in northern Vermont, includes 78 ski trails on three mountains and is served by 8 lifts. You'll find the highest elevation in New England, along trails for beginner and intermediate skiers and the East's only triple black diamond trail, The Black Hole.
Stowe, Vermont is home to Stowe Mountain Resort, located on both Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak and on Spruce Peak. Visitors to Stowe will enjoy skiing for all levels of skiers, an array of lodging and dining options, including at the luxury Stowe Mountain Lodge, and a selection of on and off the mountain activities which provide for an optimal New England ski vacation.