CALL YOUR­SELF AN EASTERN SKIER? SHRED HERE.

Five must-ski moun­tains for all hard­core East Coast skiers.

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COCHRAN’S SKI AREA, VT.

Eight trails, three lifts, 15 acres, and more soul than you can shake a ski pole at, Cochran’s was built in 1961 by ul­ti­mate ski par­ents Mickey and Ginny Cochran. The fam­ily has sent some­where in the vicin­ity of 10 ski rac­ers to Olympic and World Cup com­pe­ti­tions.

CAN­NON MOUN­TAIN, N.H.

The best use of tax­payer money we’ve ever seen, and home to the first aerial tramway in North Amer­ica, Can­non is wild, rugged, and won­der­fully au na­turel with le­git vert (2,330 feet) and open-to-the-pub­lic U.S. Ski Team train­ing cour­ses at the Mit­ter­sill ex­pan­sion.

MAGIC MOUN­TAIN, VT.

This for­mer skier co-op is what the sport is all about: real snow, ex­treme steeps, tight glades, and the spirit of com­mu­nity that ties it all to­gether. New own­er­ship took over in Novem­ber 2016, so look for up­grades and re­newed stoke this sea­son.

HUNTER, N.Y.

It’s metro New York’s day-trip­per hill, and with 1,600 ver­ti­cal feet and 40 per­cent ad­vanced and ex­pert ter­rain, you can get your day’s worth here. So don your Starter jacket and hit Hell­gate. The icier the bet­ter.

JIMINY PEAK, MASS.

The Berk­shire’s Jiminy Peak is largely a fam­ily area, so how about this: Take your (ad­vanced) groms for a romp down Jeri­cho, a steep, long, thigh-burner, and one of the few dou­ble-blacks in the re­gion. We dou­ble-dog dare you.

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