Celestial Spectacle - 4/8/24 Solar Eclipse Visible from New England Peaks!
Mark you calendars and secure your special glasses! Mountain Resorts throughout the Northeast will be the perfect place for what could be a once in a lifetime event for most folks:a solar eclipse! Imagine shredding down a gorgeous snow-covered slope, then counting down the minutes to when an eerie twilight sweeps across the land, the temperature drops, and a hush falls. For up to 3 minutes and 15 seconds you'll be in another world! If you choose a peak outside the path of direct totality you can still witness a partial eclipse where the sun's corona will peek around the silhouette of the moon. Just remember to protect your eyesight and never look directly at the eclipse, Use eclipse glasses, indirect viewing, or even a pinhole projector. Keep in mind that different viewing locations will experience direct totality for different lengths of time depending on their placement in the path.
Here are a few of your best options to see it all go down:
- Jay Peak Resort, Vermont: This one takes the cake, being the closest major ski area in the entire US to the center of the path. Expect stunning views and a festive atmosphere. They even have special eclipse packages available!
- Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont: Another excellent choice, offering beautiful scenery and a slightly longer totality duration than Jay Peak.
- Burke Mountain Resort, Vermont: A smaller, family-friendly option with great views and easy access.
- Adirondacks: Several ski resorts in the Adirondacks, including Whiteface Mountain, Gore Mountain, and Belleayre Mountain, will be within the path of totality. Whiteface Mountain, in particular, is offering a special viewing party for the event.
- Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, New York: This resort in the Finger Lakes region is also within the path of totality.
- Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Maine: This popular resort boasts stunning scenery and prime eclipse positioning.
- Camelback Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania: Totality! This Poconos favorite is gearing up for an exciting eclipse weekend with special events.
- Jack Frost Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania: Totality! Another Poconos gem, Jack Frost Mountain offers stunning slopes and prime eclipse positioning.
- Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Pennsylvania: Totality! Experience the eclipse amidst the scenic beauty of the Delaware Water Gap.
- Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Maine: Just outside the path of totality, but still offering an impressive 99.7% eclipse. Plus, Sugarloaf boasts stunning mountain views and plenty of activities beyond skiing.
- Big Rock Mountain Resort, Maine: Another near-totality contender with 99.6% eclipse visibility. This smaller resort provides a more intimate experience.
- Wildcat Mountain Resort, New Hampshire: Enjoy a 99.3% eclipse from this charming resort nestled in the White Mountains.
- Killington Resort, Vermont: Partial eclipse visible. Vermont's largest ski resort will still offer a great chance to witness this celestial event.
- Cannon Mountain Resort, New Hampshire: Partial eclipse visible. Enjoy the partial eclipse amidst the stunning White Mountains scenery.
- Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire: Partial eclipse visible. This family-friendly resort offers a charming setting for eclipse viewing.
- Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania: Partial eclipse visible. This popular resort in central Pennsylvania offers a great option for eclipse viewing, even without totality.
- Hidden Valley Resort, Pennsylvania: Partial eclipse visible. Enjoy the partial eclipse and the resort's charming atmosphere in central Pennsylvania.