CROWD PLEASER: Mount Washington Valley, N.H.
Start with four alpine areas: Cranmore, a family-sized gem in the heart of North Conway; Attitash, a double-mountain in Bartlett; Black, a weather-protected peak in Jackson; and Wildcat, the valleys big kahuna in Pinkham Notch. Now add the Jackson Ski Touring Center, a world-class Nordic center; Glen Trails, at the base of Mount Washington; and a handful of other touring centers. Finish off with plentiful shopping and restaurants and even a downtown skating rink. Whos bored now? - 877-948-6867, www.mtwashingtonvalley.org