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2003 Number 28 Resort in North America: Sunshine Valley, Alb.

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The oldest ski resort in the Canadian Rockies, stately Sunshine Village is like a classic wine that's appreciated by those with sophisticated tastes. "Sunshine is one of the most spectacular places we have ever skied-and that includes numerous mountains in the European Alps," reports one well-traveled reader.

2003 Number 21 Resort in North America: Northstar-At-Tahoe, Calif.

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If Walt Disney had built a ski resort, he would have come up with something like Northstar-at-Tahoe. That's because this is a place where kids rule. Parents are, well, tag-alongs.

2003 Number 15 Resort in North America: Winter Park, Colo.

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Winter Park has hovered in the middle of the rankings since the survey debuted in 1988. And with gold medals in what many skiers consider everything that counts-Snow, Terrain, Challenge, Weather and Value-you start to wonder why it's never broken into the elite Top 10.

2003 Number 11 Resort in North America: Aspen Highlands, Colo.

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Just when you think one of America's great adventure mountains can't get any better, it does. Last season the dust finally settled on the new Highlands Village, with its needed dining and retail upgrades (check out Willow Creek Bistro and Durrance Sports).

2003 Number 10 Resort in North America: Breckenridge, Colo.

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More than 90 percent of readers cite Breckenridge's "wonderful ski town" as one of the resort's major strengths. They're right: In the age of purpose-built Bavarian-style resorts, Breckenridge's authentic Victorian Main Street creates an ambience that is "refreshingly real."

2003 Number 9 Resort in North America: Jackson Hole, Wyo

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There's big, there's bigger, and there's Jackson. Split hairs about where to find the greatest vertical drop, but Jackson's 4,139 feet from the top of Rendezvous Bowl to the bottom of the Hobacks is the king-daddy of continuous, leg-burning descents.

Number 4 Resort in the East: Stratton, Vt.

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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.

2003 Number 25 Resort in North America: Crested Butte, Colo.

Travel

Crested Butte is not your average resort; it's a real mountain community with locals as loyal as they come. It's a bear to get to, but locals say that keeps the pretenders out.

2002 Number 28 Resort In North America: Alta, Utah

Travel

If you want to ski the lightest, deepest lift-serviced snow in America, perhaps in the world, Alta is the place. Readers frequently refer to Alta as "classic," praising its authentic, retro feel.

2002 Number 22 Resort In North America: Northstar-at-Tahoe, Calif.

Travel

Call Northstar-At-Tahoe the Charles Atlas of Sierra Nevada ski resorts. Its modest mountain used to have a clear niche: attracting families and teaching them how to ski.

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