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Attitash Announces $2.5 Million in Snowmaking Enhancements

News

Attitash incorporates some of the latest technology, fan guns, into their powerful snowmaking system.

Kirkwood Calif.

Travel

Learn the ways of the backcountry at an off-the-beaten-track Lake Tahoe resort.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Rank 10 West, 1997

Features

Jackson breeds an odd loyalty from its admirers. "To hell with pleasant sunny weather," a reader begs. "Give me snow and cold¿Jackson Hole in January."

Gore Mountain, New York: Rank 9 East, 1997

Features

Owned by a state government notorious for bloated bureaucracies, Gore Mountain is one tax-supported operation that actually works. The hill is deceptive, with most of its respectable 2,100 vertical hidden behind a false summit.

Snowbird, Utah: Rank 4 West, 1997

Features

Snowbird is a purist's paradise striving to transform itself into a winter resort. So far, so good.

Deer Valley, Utah: Rank 5 West, 1997

Features

Deer Valley is a feast for the senses¿and you're the guest of honor. Start the day by enjoying 1,100 acres of primarily cruising terrain, perfectly groomed by a fleet of snowcats that smooth, buff and roll all night.

Smugglers' Notch, Vermont: Rank 15 East, 1997

Features

The chairs are ancient and slow and its location is remote, but nobody does a better job of taking care of families than Smugglers'.

Copper Mountain, Colorado: Rank 14 West, 1997

Features

Copper Mountain Resort has battled neighborhoodbullies in Summit County and the Vail Valley for years. With Vail buying Breckenridge and Keystone, andIntrawest acquiring Copper, it finally looks like a fair fight.

Jay Peak, Vermont: Rank 16 East, 1997

Features

Jay is perhaps New England's most intriguing resort. It gets big dumps and attracts a bilingual crowd because it's just 90 miles from Montreal.

Breckenridge, Colorado: Rank 22 West, 1997

Features

One person's bane is another's nirvana. So be it with Breckenridge's four peaks. While getting from Peak Seven to Peak Ten drives some of our readers crazy, others laud Breckenridge for its exceptional variety of terrain.

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