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Skill Level: Intermediate skier
Midwest No. 9: Shanty Creek, Bellaire, Mich.
Portillo Chile: In the summer, in the Andes, life is to be enjoyed
Snowbird is a purist's paradise striving to transform itself into a winter resort. So far, so good.
Keystone isn't Aspen or Sun Valley, nor does it pretend to be. The unpretentious attitude is just what many SKI readers like about this three-peaked Summit County resort.
Jay is perhaps New England's most intriguing resort. It gets big dumps and attracts a bilingual crowd because it's just 90 miles from Montreal.
Jackson breeds an odd loyalty from its admirers. "To hell with pleasant sunny weather," a reader begs. "Give me snow and cold¿Jackson Hole in January."
Some resorts excel on the slopes. Others shine after the lifts close. But it's a rare resort that succeeds at both.
Boyne Highlands, about 20 miles north of Boyne Mountain, is the larger of the two Boyne resorts in Michigan. With 42 ski runs and the capacity for 1,200 guests, it's a sprawling complex.
Anchored by a dynamic mountain, a Colorado resort steps up with a new village-and a new attitude.
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