Ski Resort Life

The Top 60 Reader Resort Survey 2001


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If you can’t do it at Vail, it doesn’t happen on snow. Master of the ski universe, Vail dethrones Whistler/Blackcomb in SKI’s 13th annual Reader Resort Survey. In the East, Tremblant, and its French charm, reigns supreme for the fourth year running. Use the Top 60 Guide to identify the resorts that best meet your needs. The package is divided by region: the elite resorts in North America (page 154) and in the East (page 190). There’s an insider profile of each area, including tips on “A Good Deal” and “What’s New” this season. For a resort scorecard, turn to page 200 and customize your next ski vacation. It could be the start of a beautiful relationship.

North American Resorts

1 Vail, Colo.

2 Deer Valley, Utah

3 Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C.

4 Sun Valley, Idaho

5 Aspen, Colo.

6 Snowmass, Colo.

7 Beaver Creek, Colo.

8 Keystone, Colo.

9 Park City, Utah

10 Breckenridge, Colo.

11 Jackson Hole, Wyo.

12 Steamboat, Colo.

13 Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

14 Copper Mountain, Colo.

15 Heavenly, Calif.

16 Aspen Highlands, Colo.

17 Squaw Valley, Calif.

18 Big Mountain, Mont.

19 Northstar-at-Tahoe, Calif.

20 Snowbird, Utah

21 Winter Park, Colo.

22 Big Sky, Mont.

23 Mt. Bachelor, Ore.

24 Lake Louise, Alberta

25 Telluride, Colo.

26 The Canyons, Utah

27 Taos, N.M.

28 Solitude, Utah

29 Sunshine Village, Alberta

30 Crested Butte, Colo.
Eastern Resorts

1 Tremblant, Que.

2 Stowe, Vt.

3 Killington, Vt.

4 Whiteface Mountain, N.Y.

5 Waterville Valley, N.H.

6 Holiday Valley, N.Y.

7 Loon, N.H.

8 Sugarloaf/USA, Maine

9 Smugglers’ Notch, Vt.

10 Okemo, Vt.

11 Sunday River, Maine *

12 Bromley Mountain, Vt. *

13 Attitash/Bear Peak, N.H. *

14 Sugarbush, Vt. *

15 Stratton, Vt. *

16 Mt. Sunapee, N.H. *

17 Bretton Woods, N.H. *

18 Jay Peak, Vt. *

19 Mount Snow, Vt. *

20 Mad River Glen, Vt. *
Midwestern Resorts*

1 Boyne Highlands, Mich.

2 Big Powderhorn, Mich.

3 Nub’s Nob, Mich.

4 Whitecap Mountain, Wis.

5 Lutsen, Minn.

6 Chestnut Mountain, Ill.

7 Welch Village, Minn.

8 Crystal Mountain, Mich.

9 Boyne Mountain, Mich.

10 Shanty Creek, Mich.
* East-, Midwest- and Pacific-edition readers: Turn to the section following page 246 for resort reviews in your region.