Skiing and snowboarding’s Top 10s

Experts
1. Jackson Hole, WY
2. Snowbird, UT and Alta, UT
3. Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada
4. Squaw Valley, CA
5. Taos, NM
6. Crested Butte, CO
7. Kirkwood, CA
8. Red Resort, BC, Canada
9. Mammoth Mountain, CA
10. Sugarloaf USA, ME

Intermediates
1. Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada
2. Snowmass, CO
3. Sun Valley, ID
4. Big Mountain, MT
5. Steamboat, CO
6. Park City Mountain Resort, UT
7. Vail, CO
8. Mammoth Mountain, CA
9. Mount Bachelor, OR
10. Okemo, VT

Beginners
1. Buttermilk, Aspen, CO
2. Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA
3. Solitude, UT
4. Durango Mountain Resort, CO
5. Bretton Woods, NH
6. Timberline, OR
7. Sunday River, ME
8. Bromley, VT
9. Alpine Meadows, CA
10. Mt. Bachelor, OR

First-Timers
1. Smugglers’ Notch, VT
2. Winter Park, CO
3. Durango Mountain Resort, CO
4. Buttermilk, Aspen, CO
5. Stratton Mountain, VT
6. Waterville Valley, NH
7. Attitash, NH
8. Mont-Saint-Anne, PQ, Canada
9. Telluride, CO
10. Kirkwood, CA

Trees
1. Red Resort, BC, Canada
2. Steamboat, CO
3. Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA
4. Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA
5. Fernie Mountain Resort, BC, Canada
6. Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada
7. Big Mountain, MT
8. Heavenly, CA
9. Jay Peak, VT
10. Sutton, Eastern Townships, PQ, Canada

Most Romantic—West
1. Sun Valley, ID
2. Crested Butte, CO
3. Taos, NM
4. Jackson Hole, WY
5. Banff, AB, Canada
6. Deer Valley, UT
7. Santa Fe, NM
8. Telluride, CO
9. Alta, UT
10. Breckenridge, CO

Most Romantic—East
1. Québec City, PQ, Canada
2. Bretton Woods, NH
3. Stratton/Manchester, VT
4. Mont Tremblant, PQ, Canada
5. Lake Placid, NY
6. Jackson, NH
7. Mad River Valley, VT
8. Balsams Grand Resort, NH
9. Stowe, VT
10. Eastern Townships, PQ, Canada

Singles/Nightlife
1. Whistler, BC, Canada
2. Aspen, CO
3. Heavenly, CA
4. Killington, VT
5. Crested Butte, CO
6. Breckenridge, CO
7. Big Mountain, MT
8. Mont Tremblant, PQ, Canada
9. Vail, CO
10. Park City, UT

Non-Skiing Activities
1. Lake Placid, NY
2. Aspen Region, CO
3. Québec Region, PQ, Canada
4. Whistler, BC, Canada
5. Jackson, WY
6. Santa Fe, NM
7. Vail, CO
8. Mt. Washington Valley, NH
9. Banff Region, AB, Canada
10. Sun Valley, ID

Best Views
1. Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada
2. Heavenly, CA
3. Telluride, CO
4. Le Massif, PQ, Canada
5. Schweitzer Mountain, ID
6. Ski Apache, NM
7. Alyeska, AK
8. Sunshine Village, AB, Canada
9. Whitefish Mountain, MT
10. Wildcat, NH

Town Dining
1. Quebéc City, PQ, Canada
2. Aspen, CO
3. Sun Valley, ID
4. Santa Fe, NM
5. Whistler, BC, Canada
6. Mont Tremblant, PQ, Canada
7. Mt. Washington Valley, NH
8. Crested Butte, CO
9. Vail, CO
10. Banff, Canada

On-Mountain Dining
1. Deer Valley, UT
2. Sun Valley, ID
3. Aspen, CO
4. Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada
5. Steamboat, CO
6. Keystone, CO
7. Taos, NM
8. Vail, CO
9. Le Massif, PQ, Canada
10. Beaver Creek, CO

Best Cruising—West
1. Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada
2. Beaver Creek, CO
3. Snowmass, CO
4. Mammoth Mountain, CA
5. Vail, CO
6. Whitfish Mountain, MT
7. Mt. Bachelor, OR
8. Steamboat, CO
9. Deer Valley, UT
10. Buttermilk, CO

Best Cruising—East
1. Le Massif, PQ, Canada
2. Okemo, VT
3. Mont-Sainte-Anne, PQ, Canada
4. Killington, VT
5. Sugarloaf, ME
6. Wildcat, NH
7. Stowe, VT
8. Sugarbush, VT
9. Stratton, VT
10. Sunday River, ME

Best Powder Skiing
1. Snowbird, UT and Alta, UT
2. Park City Area, UT—

3. Grand Targhee, WY
4. Solitude, UT and Brighton, UT
5. Vail, CO
6. Snowmass, CO
7. Jackson Hole, WY
8. Steamboat, CO
9. Sunshine Village, AB, Canada
10. Jay Peak, VT

Children’s Programs
1. Winter Park, CO
2. Smugglers’ Notch, VT
3. Attitash, NH
4. Sunday River, ME
5. Vail, CO
6. Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA
7. Keystone, CO
8. Bretton Woods, NH
9. Big White, BC, Canada
10. Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Early-season Snow
1. alta, UT and Snowbird, UT
2. Grand Targhee, WY and Jackson Hole, WY
3. Steamboat, CO
4. Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada
5. Vail, CO and Beaver Creek, CO
6. Winter Park, CO
7. Fernie Mountain Resort, BC, Canada
8. Lake Tahoe Resorts, CA/NV—Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley USA, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Diamond Peak, Sugar Bowl, Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly
9. Killington, VT
10. Sunday River, ME

Small Mountain Towns
1. Crested Butte, CO
2. Stowe, VT
3. Ketchum, ID
4. Breckenridge, CO
5. Aspen, CO
6. Telluride, CO
7. Jackson, NH
8. Taos, NM
9. Manchester, VT
10. Jackson, WY

Best-kept Secrets
1. Schweitzer Mountain, ID
2. Smugglers’ Notch, VT
3. Le Massif, PQ, Canada
4. Durango Mountain Resort, CO
5. Whitfish Mountain, MT
6. Kicking Horse Resort, BC, Canada
7. Red Mountain Resort, BC, Canada
8. Crystal Mountain, WA
9. Solitude, UT
10. Sun Peaks Resort, BC, Canada

Full-Service Lodging
1. Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, AB, Canada
2. Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley, UT
3. Le Chateau Frontenac, Québec City, PQ, Canada
4. Little Nell, Aspen, CO
5. Balsams Grand Resort, NH
6. Jasper Park Lodge, Marmot Basin, AB, Canada
7. Chateau Mont Tremblant, Tremblant, PQ, Canada
8. Sun Valley Lodge, ID
9. Cordillera, Vail, CO
10. Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, AB, Canada