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.
Few places in the world are as dramatically beautiful as Banff National Park. Famous for its rugged alpine beauty and wilderness, the four-mile ascent to the base of the ski hill is a popular hike or bike.