No. 14 Killington Resort, VT
Annual Skier Visits: Undisclosed
“The Beast of the East” is the most-visited resort east of the Mississippi, and with 752 skiable acres and 3,050 feet of vertical rise, it’s also among the largest. Killington backs up its 250 inches of average annual snowfall and 600 acres of snowmaking with a good-snow guarantee: skiers unsatisfied with the conditions can exchange their lift tickets before 10 a.m. for a return voucher valid for one year.
No. 15 Okemo Mountain Resort, VT
Annual Skier Visits: 614,000
Okemo tallied just 95,000 skier visits in the 1982–83 season, its first under the ownership of Diane and Tim Mueller. Thirty years later, the Muellers still manage the resort, but visitation has leapt more than sixfold. With 651 acres and 119 trails, nearly all of which are covered by snowmaking, Okemo is one of only three Eastern resorts in the top 20. okemo.com