Copper Mountain will open to the public for the winter season Friday, Nov. 5 offering 2,300 vertical feet of top-to-bottom skiing and riding, nearly 60 acres of terrain and 20 inches of man-made and natural snow.
Like a precocious little sister, Beaver Creek offers much of the excellence of neighboring Vail¿just in a smaller, cuter package. "The Beav" pampers its guests with the fifth-ranked Service and eighth-ranked Grooming in the country.
Let's move beyond the cowboy image and enjoy Steamboat for what it is: a great ski resort. Readers awarded Steamboat seven gold medals, five of them for the stuff of skiers' dreams: Snow Quality, Grooming, Terrain, Lifts and Weather.