Ski Resort Life

SKI Magazine's 2008-09 Reader Resort Survey: The Top 50 Resorts, National

Learn from the experts: the readers. Use SKI's 21st annual survey as a guide to North America's top resorts, then hit the snow and start your research. We'll be waiting to hear from you.

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Planning your next ski trip? Start here with our guide to see how the top 50 resorts in North America stack up. And stayed tuned to for our upcoming, newly re-vamped Resort Finder.

Top 30 Resorts
The cream of the crop. The best of the best in the West. The top places in the country to ski, based on a number of qualities that you’re looking for in a resort: terrain, quality of snow, grooming, and more.
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Top 20 Eastern Resorts
You’ll find East Coast skiing at its finest in the top 10. If the price of airline tickets is getting you down, then take a look at the “Second 10” – resorts ranked 11-20 – and explore in greater depth the virtues of Eastern skiing even beyond the better-known slopes.
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The Other Top 10s
>>Top 10 Resorts for Grooming
>>Top 10 Resorts for Terrain Variety
>>Top 10 Resorts for Challenging Terrain
>>Top 10 Resorts for Lifts
>>Top 10 Resorts for Family Programs
>>Top 10 Resorts for Scenery

Now you know the best resorts for grooming, terrain, and all the other basics of resort success, but we know that there’s more to a perfect ski trip than that. Here are more rankings from SKI‘s Reader Resort Survey for a variety of categories, ranging from value and access to on-mountain food and lodging. These are the Other Top 10s.
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