Gorsuch Ltd. of Vail, Colo., was named National Ski Shop of the Year by SKI senior editor Joe Cutts at an awards party at the SIA show. Sixty other top shops, including five regional winners, were also announced at a Gold Medal Ski Shop Party.
To some skiers, it's the mountain. For others, it's a bigger picture: scenery, nightlife, shopping and dining. Whiteface has it all: the mountain (3,216 vertical feet), a village (Lake Placid, an oasis of civilization amid the wilds of the Adirondacks) and on top of it all, a rich Olympic heritage.