The most ironic ranking in this year's reviews is readers bashing the 'Bird for its weaknesses in the Terrain Park department. Dudes, Snowbird is a terrain park. The better part of its 2,500 acres and 3,240 vertical feet are just that, vertical feet.
Aptly named "Grizzly," Snowbasin's men's Olympic course is a fierce ride that challenges racers with elements never before seen in downhill competition. U.S. Olympian Doug Lewis leads a tour of this deceptively difficult men's Olympic downhill track.
Some ski towns slumber in the summer. Others, including Lake Placid, come into their own. Well-heeled vacationers have summered here since the Age of Steam, when they arrived by train to escape city heat in the lush, cool Adirondacks.
New Englanders woke up on the morning of Feb. 6, 2001 to multiple feet of snow in their yards, and they'll be heading to the slopes this weekend to search out some untracked stashes. Maybe you should too.