Don't bring your nice shoes.
With the exception of Whistler Blackcomb, no other resort comes close to matching Jackson for easy access to back- and sidecountry lines.
Like the Olympics it’s about to host, Whistler Blackcomb is big, hyped, and full of underage Asian women on drugs.
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.