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Ski resorts

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Mackay Fitzgerald

on 30 January 2013

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Ski resorts 2011-2012 Top 10 10: Telluride, Colorado 9: Breckenridge, Colorado 8: Steamboat, Colorado 7: Beaver Creek, Colorado Telluride sits in the San Juans, among the tallest peaks in Colorado. So this resort boasts “some of the most difficult lift-served skiing in America.” The down side: The rugged setting is next to interstates and airports, making Telluride very hard to reach. Since the baggy-pant skiers who visit Breckenridge’s no. 3–ranked terrain parks, this resort gets a bad reputation. Yes, it’s difficult to get around. Do not go at Christmas. You willbe sharing the slopes with first-timers. But if you’re looking for a great place and a big mountain where all types of skiers can find somewhere to ski, go to Breckenridge. Breckenridge has 155 trails ranging from all difficulties, it also has North Americas highest chairlifts the imperial express with a height of 12,840 ft elevation. Steamboat Ski resport is a major ski resort in northwestern Colorado,the ski area has 165 named trails spread over 2,965 acres (12.00 km2). 14 percent are classified as beginner level, 42 percent as intermediate, and 44 percent as advanced. It also contains the Mavericks Superpipe snowboard/skiing superpipe one of the premier pipes in North America. Has 10 High speed chiarlifts, with 300 days of sunshine. The mountian has 19% beginner, 43% intermediate, 38% expert. Has 149 funs and over 4,040 ft. vertical rise. Beaver Creek is a vibrant winter resort - people come and explore the mountain by snowshoeing, skiing, or riding down its many ski trails. 6: Park City, Utah Average annual snow fall is 360 inches, which can be accessed by 7 lifts. Has 17% beginner, 51% intermediate, and 32% beginner. Its top bottom elevation is 6,900 ft and with a top of 10,000 ft. This resort has been a major tourist attraction for skiers from all over the United States, as well as a main employer for many of Park City's citizens. Park City, as the resort is often called by locals, contains several training courses for the U.S. Ski Team, including slalom and giant slalom runs 5: Sun Valley, Idaho Sun Valley was the first ski resort to ever have a chairlift. they developed it out of a banana carry system in panama. Sun Valley was aptly named because its brilliant sun shines 80 percent of the ski season in an azur blue sky. After all, it was "winter sports under a summer sun" that put Sun Valley on the map nearly 75 years ago. Its highest peak reaches 9,150 ft 4: Snowmass, Colorado Snowmass is located near Aspen, Colorado. It is most notable for its wide cruiser runs, family-friendly atmosphere, and extensive ski-in/ski-out lodging. Snowmass also has the most vertical skiing of any ski area in the United States, but only when the Cirque poma is running. This resort consist of 17 chair lifts. 3: Whistler Blackcomb, British Colombia Located in the Coast Mountain Range of British Columbia, Whistler consistently offers the most reliable snow conditions, receiving an average annual snowfall of 11.9 meters (39.1 feet) based on the past ten years. Whistler has pretty moderate temperatures not usually dipping down below 5 degrees Fahrenheit. And has an average temperature of 22 degrees Fahrenheit. 2: Vail, Colorado Vail is the largest resort in the United States with 5,289 acres of the most diverse and expansive skiing in the world. Vail is so big it has 3 different base areas to access it from. The Lionshead, Vail village, and Golden Peak. Vail's front side is where all of the groomed terrain is while the back is the more rugged expert terrain. 1: Deer Valley, Utah Deer valley is located 36 miles east of Salt Lake City. Deer Valley is always has high honors in the ski resort world for its luxurious accommodations and ski terrain. It was the setting for the 2002 winter olympics, it hosted the moguls, aerials, and alpine slalom. Work sited www.Skinet.com

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