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.
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
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.
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.