This Top 40 Ski Resorts in America List Is A Head-Scratcher

This Top 40 Ski Resorts in America List Is A Head-Scratcher

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This Top 40 Ski Resorts in America List Is A Head-Scratcher

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Camelback Mountain, PA

Condé Nast Traveler released their annual top forty ski resort list. Readers rated the resorts from a one to a hundred scale, although the categories are not specified. Deer Valley comes in as the number one, which is questionable based on terrain, but Condé Nast loves luxury, and Deer Valley definitely provides that.

And then there’s Camelback Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania on the list as 8th. Originally, the mountain ranked both 8th and 17th before the writer edited it. I’m not sure if Camelback is deserving to be on this list with some of the best ski resorts in the country, even if it has a nice hotel with an indoor waterpark at its base. It also beats out mountains like Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, Park City, and many other powerhouse west coast mountains. Some gems of North America skiing, like Alta and Jay Peak, didn’t even make it on the list.

Another issue with the list is they don’t really specify what makes up these scores. With Condé Nast being a luxury travel magazine, we can assume fancy hotels and restaurants make up the scoring.

The official list is below:

  1. Deer Valley 87.24
  2. Sundance Mountain Resort 86.93
  3. Aspen Highlands 85.6
  4. Beaver Creek 83.93
  5. Snowbird 83.75
  6. Vail 83.01
  7. Crested Butte 82.97
  8. Camelback Mountain Resort 81.42
  9. Whitefish Mountain Resort 81.12
  10. Alyeska 80.67
  11. Jackson Hole 79.81
  12. Big Sky 79.72
  13. Sun Valley 79.58
  14. Telluride 79.42
  15. Keystone 77.24
  16. Snowmass 77.07
  17. Camelback Mountain 76.67
  18. Steamboat 76.62
  19. Whiteface Lake Placid 76.23
  20. Mount Snow 76.2
  21. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows 75.97
  22. Aspen Mountain 75.85
  23. Copper Mountain 75.8
  24. Park City Mountain 75.61
  25. Heavenly Mountain Resort 75.12
  26. Breckenridge 75.04
  27. Mammoth Mountain 73.81
  28. Bretton Woods 73.41
  29. Stowe Mountain Resort 73.34
  30. Schweitzer Mountain 72.67
  31. Snowshoe Mountain 72.24
  32. Solitude 71.44
  33. Taos Ski Valley 70.05
  34. Northstar California 69.28
  35. Killington Resort 68.2
  36. Snowbasin 66.46
  37. Ski Santa Fe 64.47
  38. Brighton 63.11
  39. Winter Park 62.78
  40. Bromley 61.07

Image Credits: Deer Valley Resort, Camelback Mountain Resort

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