advertisement

Although relatively undiscovered, this is a full-service ski area, with 34 trails, three chairlifts, a surface lift, and a 1,400-foot vertical drop. The area is perfect for beginning and intermediate skiers (30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% expert), with long, uninterrupted runs and lots of dry, light powder. The total average snowfall is 240 inches annually. There are ski rentals and a restaurant and bar. Family-oriented perks include a day-care center and a children's program. Adjacent to Showdown is the Silver Crest Trail System for cross-country skiing.