Winter is here in Western New York and that means plenty of snow and if you are a skier or snowboarder, just know you won't have to travel far to check out one of the best ski resorts on the East Coast.

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Recently Ski Maginze ranked the best ski resorts in the county and broke down the country East Vs West, since here along the East Coast we don't have mountains like the Rockies.

So if you plan on skiing in the Eastern Standard Time Zone, know you won't have to drive far to ski to the 2nd best ski resort along the East Coast.

Holiday Valley was ranked # 2 overall for being the best ski resort in the East. Holiday Valley scored an 8.56  out of ten and was given high praise for the lifts and dining options. Holiday Valley got the lowest scores in variety and challenge.

Not back for the Western New York ski resort which just missed out on the top spot. The #1 ranked ski resort in the East was Smuggler’s Notch Resort, in Vermont. Its overall score was 8.74 out of ten.

Holiday Valley is getting ready for the upcoming season and is expected to open up (weather permitting) the day after Thanksgiving.

I am a big fan of Holiday Valley. My son Avry has been snowboarding for a couple of years and he loves the trails and spends hours out on the mountain. I like the bar and food so when Avry hits the slopes, I hit the bar and enjoy the drinks and food.

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