When Krissy and Bob Vigneaux decided they wanted a second home in New England’s ski country, they had plenty of choices.
The couple had raised their children — Matthew, Andrew and Lauren — skiing at a number of Northeast hills, from tiny Powderhorn in Maine to Pats Peak in New Hampshire. Essentially, they were looking for a resort that featured three fundamental factors — snowmaking, variety of terrain and good proximity to both their home in Boxford, Mass., and an airport, given Bob’s work in the financial world.
Sunday River in Newry, Maine, hit the trifecta, and the Vigneauxs closed on their home-away-from-home last spring.
“The western Maine area has been a favorite for us as long as I can remember,” said Bob. “Now that we’ve bought a place, I’m constantly surprised at how much more the region has to offer than we originally expected. I figure we have another 30 to 40 years to finally figure it out.”