2020 Resort Guide Reader Poll Results

2020 Resort Guide Reader Poll Results

Dust off your boots, wax those planks, wash your threads and get ready, it’s ski season. Below, we’ve included a collection of North American ski area rankings first published this fall in the Resort Guide (22.2); these “top fives” should look familiar, as you, the FREESKIER faithful, helped us put them together. Yes, these rankings are the result of social media polls we held in September 2019 to gauge what your favorite ski areas and ski towns are. We stand behind your responses, but, even so, let the debates begin. We know how loyal you all are.

SKIER: Drew Petersen | PHOTO: Sam Watson | LOCATION: Wasatch Mountains, UT

Resort Guide Audience Poll Results

Best Overall Resort

  1. Jackson Hole, WY
  2. Whistler Blackcomb, BC
  3. Aspen Snowmass, CO
  4. Alta/Snowbird, UT
  5. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA

Best Quality of Snow

  1. Alta / Snowbird, UT
  2. Steamboat, CO
  3. Jackson Hole, WY
  4. Grand Targhee, WY
  5. Brighton, UT

Best Tree Skiing

  1. Steamboat, CO
  2. Revelstoke, BC
  3. Jay Peak, VT
  4. Jackson Hole, WY
  5. Winter Park, CO

Best East Coast Resort

  1. Jay Peak, VT
  2. Killington, VT
  3. Sugarbush, VT
  4. Stowe, VT
  5. Tremblant, QC

Best Midwest Resort

  1. Mount Bohemia, MI
  2. Spirit Mountain, MN
  3. Ski Brule, MI
  4. Trollhaugen, WI
  5. Sundown Mountain, IA

Best Steeps

  1. Jackson Hole, WY
  2. Kicking Horse, BC
  3. Arapahoe Basin, CO
  4. Revelstoke, BC
  5. Crested Butte, CO

Best Ski Town

  1. Jackson, WY
  2. Aspen, CO
  3. Whistler, BC
  4. Crested Butte, CO
  5. Park City, UT

Best on a Powder Day

  1. Alta / Snowbird, UT
  2. Jackson Hole, WY
  3. Steamboat, CO
  4. Revelstoke, BC
  5. Whistler Blackcomb, BC

Best Inbounds Run

  1. Corbet’s Couloir, Jackson Hole, WY
  2. Highland Bowl, Aspen Highlands, CO
  3. Big Couloir, Big Sky, MT
  4. Nose to Fingers, Squaw Valley, CA
  5. Kill the Banker, Revelstoke, BC

Best Mountain Town Nightlife

  1. Aspen, CO
  2. Whistler, BC
  3. Breckenridge, CO
  4. Park City, UT
  5. Tremblant, QC

Best Snow Weeks After a Storm

  1. Alta / Snowbird, UT
  2. Fernie, BC
  3. Powder Mountain, UT
  4. Arapahoe Basin, CO
  5. Grand Targhee, WY

Best Terrain Parks

  1. Park City Mountain Resort, UT
  2. Mammoth Mountain, CA
  3. Keystone, CO
  4. Breckenridge, CO
  5. Copper Mountain, CO

Best Resort for Après

  1. Whistler Blackcomb, BC
  2. Aspen Snowmass, CO
  3. Vail Mountain, CO
  4. Deer Valley, UT
  5. Jackson Hole, WY

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