Since 1964, Boyne Highlands has been a mainstay in Midwest skiing and a perennial Top 10 finisher. The Highlands' hallmark is the resort's vast trail network, which appeals to all age groups and skill levels.
Great things come in small packages. Crystal Mountain is a prime example. Like the Little Engine That Could, Crystal is climbing SKI's Midwest Top 10 List-from No. 10 two years ago to No. 8 last year to No. 3 this year.
From the beginning in 1967, Snowmass has set the bar for American resorts in several categories: "fall-out-of-bed skiing," meticulous grooming, great family programs and "Let-me-die-here-please!" levels of service.
In 1964, when Fred Smith was the travel and ski editor for a struggling magazine called Sports Illustrated, he had an idea. Before the creation of the Super Bowl, nothing much happened in the sports world during mid-January. So Fred proposed writing a