Besides snow, terrain, and all the basics of resort success, we're bringing you more of SKI Magazine's 2008-09 Top 10 rankings for resorts all over the country, for categories ranging from value and access to on-mountain food and lodging. These are the Other Top 10s.
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.
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.