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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ski Magazine Names Best Ski Resorts, Deals

Ski Magazine has release the results of its annual readers survey ranking America's best resorts. The magazine divides resorts into two groups, East and West. That's needed because our Western resorts would always overshadow those in the East.

Utah resorts rank very well in the survey. For five consecutive years, Deer Valley held the number one spot but slipped to number 2 a couple years ago. It stayed in the second slot this year behind Jackson Hole.

Here's how Utah resorts ranked:
2 – Deer Valley
5 – Park City
10 – Canyons
17 – Snowbird
27 – Alta
28 – Solitude
29 – Snowbasin
30 – Brighton

Utah resorts placed first in 12 of the 20 individual categories ranked by Ski Magazine readers. For the best snow category, Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton placed in the top 10. Seven Utah resorts were in the top 10 for ease of access and six or our resorts placed in the top 10 ratings for weather.

Ski Magazine also has a roundup of ski pass deals, including those listed below .

The Mountain Collective
Two days each at Alta and Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, and Whistler-Blackcomb.

Yeti Pass
One day at all 14 Utah resorts.

Ski Utah Gold Pass
Fifty days at all 14 Utah resorts; Nordic skiing privileges at most Nordic areas; fully transferable to friends and family. Fast Tracks Express Lane at Park City Mountain Resort.

Best Benefit in the Wasatch
With a season pass to Alta, Park City, Deer Valley, or Snowbird, you get three free days at each of the other three resorts.

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