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Top 60 Reader Resort Survey 2002

Travel

SKI readers have spoken: For the first time in 14 years of our Resort Survey, neither Vail nor Whistler sits atop the standings. Hail Deer Valley, the new No. 1. Check out where your favorite resort finished.

The Real Deal

Mountain Life

So, Deer Valley tops this year's Reader Resort Survey. Does this mean that skiers around the country have finally discovered the wonders of Utah skiing?

About That New No.1

From the Top

I can already hear the hardcores cackling over their Kootenays in Whistler, mumbling into their jello shots at Jackson and ordering another martini in Vail. Deer Valley, Utah, No. 1 in North America?

Summer Resorts 2001- Southern Rockies, Vail, Colo.

Features

Every year, Vail competes with Whistler, B.C., for the top spot in SKI's October Reader Resort Survey. Last year, it won again-and that was just for the merits of its winter scene. Nearby rivers, lakes and a broad range of amenities make Vail an equally

Behind The Numbers: The Rankings

Features

Whistler won the No. 1 ranking in the SKI Reader Resort Survey for three of the five past seasons, but Vail reclaimed the top spot for 2000-01.

Readers Are Right, And Wrong

From the Top

Our annual Reader Resort Survey, now in its 13th season, may be the sport's greatest oxymoron. That's because these Top 60 resort rankings are unequivocally defensible¿yet utterly indefensible. Let me explain. n Year in and year out, we are awed by the insights and expertise of the thousands of geographically dispersed SKI subscribers who enthusiastically fill out our four-page survey. These people ski an average of 22 days a season, and they know their stuff.

The Survey Is Wrong

Mountain Life

Am I alone in finding the annual SKI Magazine Reader Resort Survey profoundly unsatisfying? Every year it's Whistler, Vail; Vail, Whistler. With Sun Valley and Deer Valley filling out the top four.

The Top 60 Reader Resort Survey 2001

Travel

SKI readers rank the best resorts, and Vail, Colo., is the new No. 1. Our insider reviews help you find the ideal place for your next ski vacation.

Vote in SKI Magazine's Online Resort Survey

Features

Thank you for your interest in SKI Magazine's first online Reader Resort Survey. We value your insights and will report the online results on our web page next fall.

This online survey, however, WILL NOT AFFECT our annual reader survey that determines the Top 60 Resorts in North America, which will be released in our October 2000 issue. Instead it will run as a companion to that.

Take the Survey Now!

The Editors of SKI Magazine

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