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Best in the West 2018: Service

The results of our reader-ranked survey of the top 10 resorts for all-around service in Western North America.

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No. 1: Deer Valley, Utah

“Outstanding service in every aspect of the ski experience is the hallmark of Deer Valley. Their employees love their jobs, and it definitely shows.”

Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.

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No. 2: Sun Valley, Idaho

“Impeccable level of service. I mean they take your skis off the gondola and hand them to you… with a smile!”

Photo courtesy of Sun Valley Resort.

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No. 3: Snowbasin, Utah

“The service is outstanding – any issue I’ve ever had has been taken care of quickly and with great levels of class.”

Photo courtesy of Megan Collins, Snowbasin Resort.

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No. 4: Beaver Creek, Colorado

“The customer service is excellent, and serving warm cookies daily at 3pm is the cherry on top.”

Photo courtesy of Brooks Freehill, Vail Resorts.

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No. 5: Snowmass, Colorado

“Amazing service at all levels and outstanding attention to guests’ needs.”

Photo courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company.

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No. 6: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia

“The lift attendants and other on-mountain personnel are some of the nicest you will meet anywhere. Employees that aren’t Canadian typically come from elsewhere in the Commonwealth, giving it an added international flair.”

Photo courtesy of Paul Morrison / Whistler Blackcomb.

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No. 7: Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana

“The employees are extremely helpful and dedicated, and the children’s services are wonderful.”

Photo courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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No. 8: Aspen Highlands, Colorado

“The customer service is simply amazing!”

Photo courtesy of Jordan Curet.

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No. 9: Steamboat, Colorado

“All the people who live and work at Steamboat are friendly and helpful. They are truly glad you are there sharing their wonderful mountain and town.”

Photo courtesy of Larry Pierce/Steamboat Ski Resort.

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No. 10: Aspen Mountain, Colorado

“An amazing service-oriented culture both on and off the mountain.”

Photo courtesy of Jessica Grenier Photography.

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