Ski Magazine’s top 50 Resorts for 2015-2016 ski season

Every year Ski Magazine puts out a list of the Top Ski Resorts in North America. The list is chosen by the readers of Ski Magazine. This year, there were 12,000 skiers who participated in the survey. Make sure you scroll all the way down to see who is ranked highest in: lodging, access, grooming, snow quality, dining, lifts, etc….

Top Resorts per Ski Magazine Readers:


  1. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
  2. Deer Valley, UT
  3. Sun Valley, ID
  4. Telluride, CO
  5. Vail, CO
  6. Snowmass, CO
  7. Park City Mountain, UT
  8. Jackson Hole, WY
  9. Breckenridge, CO
  10. Steamboat, CO
  11. Beaver Creek, CO
  12. Aspen Mountain, CO
  13. Whitefish, MT
  14. Canyons Resort, UT
  15. Winter Park, CO
  16. Aspen Highlands, CO
  17. Copper Mtn, CO
  18. Crested Butte, CO
  19. Heavenly, CA
  20. Snowbird, UT
  21. Mammoth, CA
  22. Keystone, CO
  23. Northstar, CA
  24. Squaw Valley, CA
  25. Taos, N.M.
  26. Mt Bachelor, OR
  27. Alta, UT
  28. Solitude, UT
  29. Snowbasin, UT


  1. Tremblant, Que
  2. Smugglers’ Notch, Vt
  3. Stowe, Vt.
  4. Killington, Vt.
  5. Holliday Valley, N.Y.
  6. Whiteface Mountain, N.Y.
  7. Sugarloaf, Maine
  8. Bretton Woods, N.H.
  9. Sunday River, Maine
  10. Okemo, Vt.
  11. Sugarbush, Vt.
  12. Jay Peak, Vt.
  13. Stratton, Vt.
  14. Waterville Valley, N.H.
  15. Loon Mountain, N.H.
  16. Mount Snow, Vt.
  17. Cannon Mountain, N.H.
  18. Mad River Glen, Vt.
  19. Bromley Mountain, Vt.
  20. Saddleback, Maine

Other fun survey’s include:

Terrain Variety: 1.Whistler Blackcomb 2.Big Sky 3.Telluride 4.Jackson Hole 5.Snowbird 6.Vail 7.Alta 8.Toas 9.Mammoth 10.Snowmass

Lodging: 1.Deer Valley 2.Whistler 3.Sun Valley 4.Telluride 5.Aspen 6.Beaver Creek 7.Snowmass 8.Park City 9.Vail 10.Canyons

Lifts: 1.Sun Valley 2.Whistler 3.Deer Valley 4.Snowbasin 5.Vail 6.Snowbird 7.Snowmass 8.Mammoth 9.Beaver Creek 10.Jackson Hole

Access: 1.Deer Valley 2. Park City 3. Canyons 4.Loveland 5.Snowbird 6.Alta 7.Solitude 8.Brighton 9.Copper Mountain 10.Keystone

Grooming: 1.Deer Valley 2.Sun Valley 3.Beaver Creek 4.Snowmass 5.Vail 6.Northstar 7.Breckenridge 8.Solitude 9.Telluride 10.Copper Mountain

Service: 1.Deer Valley 2.Sun Valley 3.Beaver Creek 4.Snowbasin 5.Whistler 6.Telluride 7.Snowmass 8.Northstar 9.Steamboat 10.Whitefish

Snow Quality: 1.Wolf Creek 2.Alta 3.Powder Mtn 4.Grand Targhee 5.Snowbird 6.Brighton 7.Solitude 8.Big Sky 9.Steamboat 10.Snowmass

Top 10 challenges: 1.Jackson Hole 2.Snowbird 3.Crested Butte 4. Taos 5.Big Sky 6.Telluride 7.Whistler 8.Alta 9.Arapahoe Basin 10.Squaw Valley




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