From the perch of the posh slopeside suites at The Summit to the wild heights of 11,166-foot Lone Peak, Big Sky goes big all the way. Its 4,350 vertical feet features some of the rowdiest terrain on the continent.
When British Columbia's Kicking Horse Mountain Resort opened last year, it was hailed as the next Whistler. In truth, its remote location makes Whistler-style vitality unlikely-but it also raises the odds that this must-ski mountain's wild, untamed flav
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.
What better way to round out the list than with this compact but elegant Northern Catskills resort, where the families of New York City, Long Island and New Jersey's bedroom communities can make the scene in under three hours.
"T-t-t-terrain!" stammers one reader. "Seven mountains' worth!" That is perhaps all that needs to be said about Killington. Like a Vail of the East, the Big K simply goes on and on-so big you could never ski it in a day, maybe not even in a week.