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.
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. Since becoming part of the Intrawest family in 1994, Stratton has invested millions into updating and renovating the faux-Bavarian resort to meet the demands of the metro-New York families who frequent it.