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2002 Number 12 Resort in the East: Bretton Woods, N.H.


For years, Bretton Woods was known as a small resort that catered to low-level skiers with gentle terrain and a stress-free atmosphere.

2002 Number 13 Resort in the East: Mad River Glen, Vt.


With all the snow Mad River got last season, it's a wonder it didn't rank No. 1. This museum of how skiing used to be (and some say ought to be) has almost no snowmaking.

2002 Number 10 resort in the Pacific: Sierra-at-Tahoe, Calif.


Sierra-at-Tahoe is marketed as a family area, and, as a result, many hardcore skiers have come to assume that it isn't worth their time. The loss is theirs.

Swiss Treat

Travel Midwest

This small hill has big aspirations when it comes to hooking Hoosiers on skiing.

Test Your Skier Smarts: Answers


Answers to the Test Your Skier Smarts Quiz.

2002 Number 17 Resort in the East: Stratton, Vt.


Stratton is the kind of mountain fussy skiers love to hate. They complain about the "uneven weather" and the "need for more expert terrain" and they whine that it's "way too pricey." Consider theirs the whines of envy.

2002 Number 18 Resort in the East: Bromley, Vt.


Known for its sunny days, easy access (right beside Vermont's Route 11) and family-friendliness, Bromley is now gaining a reputation for affordability.

2002 Number 4 Resort in the Midwest: Shanty Creek, Mich.


With three villages, a variety of lodging, gourmet restaurants, two ski peaks, 46 ski runs, 11 lifts and its own transit system, Shanty Creek is more "full service" than most Midwest resorts.

2002 Number 7 Resort in the Midwest: Boyne Mountain, Mich.


Boyne Mountain was No. 1 in the Midwest for many years, but don't feel sorry for the legendary resort, which dropped to No. 7 this year.

Women and Skiing

From the Top

It was 1984 when I met my wife-to-be. I was working as the editor of the newspaper in Breckenridge, Colo., and she was with the local chamber of commerce. I was drawn to the Rockies by the skiing.

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