At more than 3,000 acres and 4,400 vertical feet, Snowmass proves huge is better by providing just about everything you could want in a ski vacation. "Terrain variety is exceptional, and it never seems crowded," a reader says.
Hit it right, and you'll have one of the most memorable ski vacations of your life. "The biggest, best and most beautiful place I've ever skied," enthuses a reader. Hit it wrong, however, and you could be frustrated.
When you enter Shanty Creek, it's like entering a mini city. The lower Michigan resort encompasses 90 skiable acres, three villages, lodging of every type, conference facilities, dining, spas, a transit system, and two ski mountains with 46 runs and 11 lifts.
It's nice being King. Vail returns to the throne this year because it continues to raise the bar on the Great American Ski Vacation. Whether it's kid-heaven Adventure Ridge, feel-good Blue Sky Basin or the impending $500 million redevelopment of its base areas, Vail consistently spends money like a Dallas divorcée to keep 'em coming back.