SKI Mag says Vail is the No. 2 ski resort in North America - to Deer Valley, Utah - in its annual list, available in its October issue (for sale Dept. 25).
(No, that's not Vail. It's a shot from Steamboat.)
Five other Colorado resorts made the Top 10 list: Aspen (4), Snowmass (5), Breckenridge (7), Beaver Creek (8), and Steamboat (9).
Deer Valley was second in last year’s survey. It was noted for top-notch service, grooming and dining, and was also voted tops for Luxury Ski Trip.
Deer Valley, Utah
Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
Park City, Utah
Sun Valley, Idaho
Resorts are ranked in 18 categories: Overall Satisfaction, Access, Après Ski, Dining, Family Programs, Grooming, Lifts, Lodging, Off-HillActivities, On-Mountain Food, Scenery, Service, Snow, Terrain/Challenge, Terrain/Variety, Terrain Parks, Value and Weather/