Resort Awards 2010

We've tallied the results from our reader survey. And thrown in a few of our favorites. Drum roll please...Announcing the winners of this year's resort awards: the best park, powder, steeps, backcountry access, trees, parties and more.
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Resort Awards 2010

Ever come across the bro who’s “not into resort skiing”? Who skis “a lot of backcountry”? Who conspicuously walks around the resort’s base village in ski-mountaineering boots while sipping fair-trade arabica from the resort coffee shop? Don’t let him fool you. He shreds the resort when the backcountry avalanche danger is too high. He drinks its beer and eats its burgers. He loves it. So do we, and so do you. You voted for your overall favorite resorts and told us where to find the best steeps, trees, park, powder, nightlife, and—yes—backcountry access. Here’s all that, with some editors’ picks thrown in. Click on the links to find out about the winners.

Best Overall: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

Best Backcountry Access: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Best in the East: Stowe, Vermont

Best Steeps: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Best Snow: Alta/Snowbird, Utah

Best Trees: Steamboat, Colorado

Best Park: Breckenridge, Colorado

Best NIghtlife: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

Best of the Rest



2009 Resort Awards

For the last five years, Skiing has ranked resorts according to your input. We send your survey results to a statistics company that - and we hope they're reading this - takes us to the cleaners just to process them. We take the pain because we want to know what you think. And thou hath spoken. This year, you've chosen your favorite overall mountain, as well as backcountry access, steeps, trees, park, powder, apres, and eastern resort. And we've added a few of our favorites. Welcome to Skiing's inaugural Resort Awards.

Favorite Skis 2010

Your Favorite Skis of 2010

Every year, certain skis rise above the rest. So to make it easier for you to find those skis, we've compiled a gallery of reviews of the skis you search for most on our site—including the K2 Backlash, the Line Prophet 100, the Fischer Watea 84, the Dynastar Exclusive Legend, the Armada ARV, and more. Find your 23 favorites of 2010 here.