Jackson is to cross-country skiing what Killington is to downhill—the capital of the East. The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, a nonprofit organization that maintains the paths around Jackson, oversees 153 kilometers of trails that wind gracefully through storybook New England scenery. With 69 trails to choose from, you can pick one today, and get lost all over again tomorrow, as you glide through woods full of evergreens, past clapboard farmhouses, over wintry meadows and around glassy rivers.
Photo Credit: The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation
Off the slopes: Not tired yet? Visit Nestlenook Farm for a moonlit twirl on rink-smooth Emerald Lake. After a spin on the ice, and a demonstration of your fancy footwork, wind down with warm kisses in the gazebo.
Where to stay: At the end of the day, ski right up to the door of The Wentworth, a sumptuous 51-room country inn. Check into the Arden Room, where you can soak away the day’s soreness in your own outdoor hot tub, and thaw out on the room’s king-size four-poster bed in front of a toasty fire.
Photo Credit: The Wentworth