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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Utah Dominates SKI Magazine Resort Rankings

(Related note: Utah's Office Of Tourism is out with a new ski video, you can see it at right.)

We've now had a chance to digest the annual ski resort rankings generated by SKI Magazine readers. For five consecutive years, Deer Valley Resort scored as the #1 resort in North America, but fell to #2 this year.

The magazine breaks the stats down by category and Utah resorts dominates in several key areas including quality of snow, access to the resorts and weather. Deer Valley dominates in food, lodging and service.

Below we show how Utah fared in the magazine's Western Resorts rankings.

2013 Resort Guide Top 10's West
Snow:
1. Alta, Utah
2. Powder Mountain, Utah
4. Snowbird, Utah
6. Brighton, Utah
7. Solitude, Utah
9. Snowbasin, Utah
10. Deer Valley, Utah

Access
1. Park City, Utah
2. Deer Valley, Utah
3. Canyons, Utah
5. Snowbird, Utah
6. Brighton, Utah
7. Solitude, Utah
8. Alta, Utah

Weather:
1. Brighton, Utah
2. Deer Valley, Utah
3. Solitude, Utah
4. Alta, Utah
5. Snowbird, Utah
6. Sundance, Utah
9. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

Value:
1. Powder Mountain, Utah
3. Brighton, Utah
7. Alta, Utah
9. Solitude, Utah

Grooming:
1. Deer Valley, Utah
7. Snowbasin, Utah
9. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

Terrain Variety:
5. Alta, Utah
7. Snowbird, Utah

Terrain Challenge:
2. Snowbird, Utah
3. Alta, Utah

On-Mountain Food:
1. Deer Valley, Utah
3. Snowbasin, Utah
9. Canyons, Utah
10. Sundance, Utah

Dining:
1. Deer Valley, Utah
8. Sundance, Utah
9. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

Lodging:
1. Deer Valley, Utah
10. Canyons, Utah

Scenery:
#8 Alta, Utah
#10 Snowbird, Utah

Off-Hill Activities:
1. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
7. Deer Valley, Utah

Family Programs:
1. Deer Valley, Utah
3. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

Terrain Parks:
2. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
5. Brighton, Utah
9. Canyons, Utah

Character:
3. Alta, Utah
4. Powder Mountain, Utah

Overall Satisfaction:
3. Alta, Utah
5. Deer Valley, Utah
7. Snowbasin, Utah
9. Powder Mountain, Utah
10. Brighton, Utah

Lifts:
3. Deer Valley, Utah
5. Snowbasin, Utah
10. Snowbird, Utah

Service
1. Deer Valley, Utah
4. Snowbasin, Utah

Digital Performance:
4. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
5. Deer Valley, Utah
10. Snowbird, Utah

Apr├Ęs-Ski:
3. Park City Mountain Resort, Utah
7. Deer Valley, Utah

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