The best thing about Whiteface is the worst thing about Whiteface: no slopeside condos, no base village, just trees. That, of course, means uncluttered scenery-and a 10-mile commute to nearby Lake Placid for lodging.
Crested Butte had a tough season last year-and it shows in the survey results, where the off-the-beaten-path Colorado resort plummeted from No. 11 to No. 30. A variety of factors came into play, namely lack of sufficient snow.
Tucked where the Upper Snake River Valley meets the towering Continental Divide, Keystone offers visitors a charming sense of seclusion. With its Mountain Passport, Keystone makes it simple to sample all that a mountain summer vacation offers.