Hardcore ski porn site Teton Gravity Research recently posted video footage of a skier plowing through waist-deep powder below the headline “The East Coast is the place to ski right now”. And it’s true.
But skier numbers are way up, too, so your favorite resort is probably getting tracked out a little faster than usual. Luckily, all that coverage opens the door to the East’s oft-forgotten backcountry and ski resorts are becoming increasingly liberal with their sidecountry policies (although we should note that backcountry skiing is inherently more dangerous and only for experienced skiers — preferable those with avalanche beacons who go in groups). These are the best places in the east to earn your turns right now.