When looking for a ski
home, most people focus on the large ski resorts and try to find
a place as close to the mountain as possible. There is another option that provides 3-season enjoyment – buy a place on a lake near to a mountain. We chose Eastman Lake, which is 20 minutes door-to-door to Mt. Sunapee (1,400 vertical drop and #1 in the East for snowmaking and grooming).
We spent a few days between Christmas and New Year's at our place at Eastman and here is a sample of what we did.
The picture to the right shows the first sun of 2011 creeping up over the horizon as I walked the dog in the morning on the lake. To me, this is the perfect winter resort.