1. Whitefish, Mont.
"Whitefish is my favorite ski resort by far. Great skiing, friendly staff, and town folk, and very reasonable prices. I don't need to ski anywhere else."
2. Deer Valley, Utah
"Deer Valley is consistently superb. Don't change a thing."
3. Sun Valley, Idaho
"The most consistently awesome ski experience anywhere. Nice people, great dining. No lift lines!"
4. Aspen Snowmass, Colo.
"So many nice folks from all over the country and the world for that matter make this a truly international resort. Many things to do, family friendly, four mountain choices each with it's own personality, and a free and efficient bus transportation. What's not to like."
5. Grand Targhee, Wyo.
"Grand Targhee is a hidden jewel. Inexpensive and a great place to ski for all levels. Just don't tell anyone, so it stays that way."
6. Jackson Hole, Wyo.
"We looked for years for a place to settle in. The first time we visited Jackson Hole we knew we had found the right place."
7. Telluride, Colo.
"Telluride is my favorite place on EARTH!!"
8. Alta, Utah
"There is Alta, then there is everything else... THE finest pure ski experience in America."
9. Taos, N.M.
"Taos is the best-kept ski secret in the U.S."
10. Banff Sunshine, Alb.
"Best snow, best terrain, the lifts are worlds ahead of any other resort, you feel like you actually get value for your money here and never had a bad day. Sunshine will continue to have my business."
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