In some ways, “what’s new” should be considered “what’s normal.”
One year after the 2020-21 New England skiing and riding season was defined partly by mask mandates and pandemic restrictions, winter enthusiasts should expect fewer protocols at their favorite resorts during the upcoming season. In general, group lessons have returned, along with the use of lodges. Lift ticket reservation systems are a thing of the past, and the nightlife scene, one that failed to exist a year ago, gets a reboot this winter.
But, of course, a return to normal doesn’t mean you should expect the same old, same old this year wherever you ski or ride. Here’s our annual state-by-state roundup of all that’s new this season at New England ski areas.