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Pre-Sales for Kirkwood Private Residence Club Match Industry Records

News

Founder's Club memberships in high demand for exclusive Expedition Lodge.

Snowbird, Utah: Rank 16 West, 1998

Features

Charlie Parker said "If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn." With 500 annual inches of Utah snow, a diehard local attitude and an Alps-like smorgasbord of terrain, Snowbird lives it.

Park City, Utah: Rank 9 West, 1998

Features

If the hassle of winter travel has kept you from a ski vacation, Park City is the clear solution. With the Salt Lake City airport just down the road, the resort ranks No. 3 nationally for access.

First Turns: Brighton, UT

Travel Rockies

Brighton gets some of its biggest dumps early in the season due to a weather pattern that it shares with its southerly neighbors, Alta and Snowbird.

2002 Number 14 Resort In North America: Winter Park, Colo.

Travel

It's time for Winter Park to lie down on an analyst's couch. The largest city-owned ski resort in North America, Denver's "winter park" has been embraced for more than 60 years by day skiers who drive 67 miles from the city.

2002 Number 17 Resort In North America: Aspen Highlands, Colo.

Travel

For anyone unclear on Aspen Highland's best attributes, let a reader enumerate them: "Terrain, terrain, terrain." Some terrain you ski from lifts, some you hike to, some you view.

2002 Number 18 Resort In North America: Snowbird, Utah

Travel

Terrain and snow are what define a mountain's character, and Snowbird draws aces on both accounts. Readers rate the 'Bird second on the continent for Challenge, and they aren't kidding.

2003 Number 4 Resort in the East: Stratton, Vt.

Travel

Stratton made the biggest leap of any resort this year-moving up from No. 17 to No. 4-by catering to a well-heeled clientele who prefer gliding down corduroy to launching off bumps.

2003 Number 29 Resort in North America: Solitude, Utah

Features

When one of his charges performs beyond his abilities, a football coach says the kid "plays big." Solitude, tucked in at the end of beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon, plays big for its 1,200 acres. Seven lifts, including a high-speed quad, serve its surprisingly satisfying 2,047 vertical feet.

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