Stratton is the kind of mountain fussy skiers love to hate. They complain about the "uneven weather" and the "need for more expert terrain" and they whine that it's "way too pricey." Consider theirs the whines of envy.
Nub's Nob finishing No. 1 in the Midwest is the biggest upset since Apollo Creed's lights were turned out by Rocky Balboa. One reader says Nub's is the "Midwest's best-kept secret." That's about to change.
Great things come in small packages. Crystal Mountain is a prime example. Like the Little Engine That Could, Crystal is climbing SKI's Midwest Top 10 List-from No. 10 two years ago to No. 8 last year to No. 3 this year.