Nov 06, 2008
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Ranked No. 15 overall by readers in our 2010 Resort Guide
Mt. Bachelor, a stately volcanic cone that is part of the Cascades mountain range, rises from Oregon's high desert and is visible for miles in every direction.
Ranked No. 14 overall by readers in our 2010 Resort Guide
There simply might not be a more soulful, less spoiled or more beautiful place to ski than Cannon. No condos, no mansions, no boutiques—just skiing the way God intended. Readers rank it No. 4 for Overall Satisfaction and No. 1 for Value. (Last year’s top lift ticket price: $39.) It’s No. 2 for Scenery and No. 3 for both Challenge and Accessibility. Readers acknowledge the drawbacks (nightlife, dining, lodging, etc.), but generally rave: “Kicks my butt every time”; “spectacular scenery”; “awesome staff.”
/ What’s New / Official incorporation of neighboring, defunct Mittersill Ski Area trails: for now, still a hike-to sidecountry preserve. (Next year: new lift.) Also: lodge expansions.
/ Don’t Miss / A ride up the iconic Tramway and the view from the top
/ Mandatory Run / The scenic S-turns of Upper Ravine