The travel website Expedia.com recently announced their most affordable ski destinationsin North America for February 2022 and the Lakes Region of New Hampshire ranked number 7. The region, which is home to popular ski areas like Gunstock, Ragged Mountain and Mt. Sunapee is the only ski region on the East Coast to make the list.
Expedia.com created its rankings based on the cost for a night’s stay listed within their booking database. In the Lakes Region, the average cost is $231 per night.
Bristol is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and is less than 20 minutes from Ragged Mountain and under 45 minutes from Gunstock Mountain Resort and Mt. Sunapee. Skiers can also drive up Interstate 93 to find larger mountain resorts like Waterville Valley, Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain nearby. Not only is the lodging more affordable in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, but the lift ticket prices are comparably lower than those of the big mountains in Vermont and Maine.
“Making it into the top 10 of affordable ski destinations just confirms what we already know; that Bristol and the Newfound Lake Region is a great place to play, and it’s affordable,” said Nicholas Coates, Bristol Town Administrator.
“Living in this region truly delivers a work-life balance. On days off you’re on the doorstep of ski mountains, freshwater beaches and countless great places to dine out,” said Karmen Gifford, President of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. “It’s great to call home a place where others spend their vacations.”
Calling Us Home or Just Visiting
We here in Bristol know what a great place the Lakes Region is to work and play. We have a small town feel and are home to a close-knit small business community. But we don’t think of ourselves as small. In fact, we have global manufacturer Freudenberg and high-tech entrepreneurs that call Bristol home as well. We invite business owners who are looking to move to a new location with great work-life balance to view our BristolNHBusiness.com site.
For those who are looking for a small town with big amenities for their next ski vacation HQ or summer on the lake, Bristol is a year-round destination. You can see a list of businesses on our local Newfound Lake business community website ilovenewfound.com, or learn more about year-round activities here at LakesRegionChamber.org, including the organization’s winter festival Come Catch the Glow.
You can see the full ski area list here and read more about the regions that made the list.