Unlike other newcomers, North America's newest ski resort already shows more potential to join the ranks of the world's elite resorts.
REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA>>>
3,031 skiable acres; 5,620 vertical feet; base elevation 1,680 feet; summit elevation 7,300 feet; 630 annual inches; 27 trails; four lifts, including two eight-passenger high-speed gondolas. Lift tickets: adults $63, youth (13–18) $47, children (6–12) $25 seniors (65 and over) $47, children five and under ski free
Stratton made the biggest leap of any resort this year-moving up from No. 17 to No. 4-by catering to a well-heeled clientele who prefer gliding down corduroy to launching off bumps. Since becoming part of the Intrawest family in 1994, Stratton has invested millions into updating and renovating the faux-Bavarian resort to meet the demands of the metro-New York families who frequent it.