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Friday, September 26, 2008

Utah Ski Resorts Win Accolades

"Utah's ski industry is basking in the results of the latest annual ski magazine reader surveys."

That's the lead in this new article in the Salt Lake Tribune. It summarizes results from surveys done by Ski magazine, which has an older, upscale readership, and by Skiing magazine, whose readers are younger and more adventurous.

Below are excerpts.

"For the second year in a row - and fourth time in eight years - Deer Valley Resort was deemed the best in North America by the older, more well-heeled readers of Ski magazine. Its readers also listed Park City Mountain Resort at No. 5 and had seven Utah resorts in the Top 30.

"For instance, Ski's readers not only had Alta and Snowbird at the top in snow quality, but also rated Powder Mountain third, Brighton fifth, Solitude sixth and Deer Valley ninth.

"Access is one of Utah's strongest selling points, one that hit home with Ski readers. Seven of the top eight spots went to Utah resorts, led by Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley. After Loveland, Colo., Utah's hold, which continued with The Canyons, Solitude, Alta, Brighton and Snowbird, in that order. "

"And, considering the social stereotypes Utah resorts must overcome to be viewed in the same league as the Vails and Tahoes of the world, Skiing's recognition of Harry O's in Park City as being the "Best Meat Market" and having the "Best Music Scene" is good advertising as well."

Read the complete article.


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