Nub's Nob wrestled El Niño to the mat last winter and pinned it. While other resorts were whining, Nub's had its best year ever, which may explain why readers ranked it as the top ski-only (no lodging) resort in the Midwest.
Nub's Nob finishing No. 1 in the Midwest is the biggest upset since Apollo Creed's lights were turned out by Rocky Balboa. One reader says Nub's is the "Midwest's best-kept secret." That's about to change.
"The thing is, what does someone from Florida know about skiing?" It's a tough assessment from a longtime Purgatory local, but the answer might be, "Everything."
Chuck Cobb, new owner of Durango Mountain Resort, knows resorts. As owner of Arvida, a former real estate subsidiary of Walt Disney, he successfully developed the Sawgrass residential/recreational community in Florida, was a partner in the upswing of Telluride, now owns Kirkwood and has acquired Durango. Cobb's dream is to own, in the end, about eight resorts, some in the ski industry, others in golf and marina venues.