Outside's Slope Finder

Winter Travel Guide 1996


Outside's Slope Finder


We're all looking for the ski area that has everything, and most of the resorts listed here could easily qualify under all the following categories. But when we took an informal poll, this was the consensus that emerged:

BEST VALUE

Alta Ski Area
Big White Ski Resort
Copper Mountain Resort
Lake Louise Ski Area
Mad River Glen
Purgatory Resort
Red Mountain
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Silver Mountain Resort
Tremblant
White Pass Ski Area

TOP SKI SCHOOLS

Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort
Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort
Squaw Valley USA
Sunday River
Taos Ski Valley
Vail

BADDEST MOGULS

Arapahoe Basin
Aspen/Snowmass Ski Area
Big White Ski Resort
Killington Resort
Kirkwood Resort
Sun Valley Resort
Taos Ski Valley
Telluride Ski Resort
Tremblant

SNOWBOARD-SAVVIEST

Breckenridge Ski Resort
Copper Mountian Resort
Killington Resort
Kirkwood Resort
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Mt. Bachelor Ski and Summer Resort
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Purgatory Resort
Stratton Mountain
Whistler Resort

BEGINNER-FRIENDLIEST

Aspen/Snowmass Ski Area
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Copper Mountain Resort
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Mt. Bachelor Ski and Summer Resort
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Steamboat
White Pass Ski Area

STEEPEST STEEPS

Alta Ski Area
Arapahoe Basin
Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Ski Resort
Red Mountain
Squaw Valley USA
Stowe Mountain Resort
Taos Ski Valley
Telluride Ski Resort
Whistler Resort

BEST PLACE TO TAKE YOUR NON-SKIING SPOUSE

Aspen/Snowmass Ski Area
Jackson Hole Ski Resort
Lake Louise Ski Area
Silver Star Mountain Resort
Stratton Mountain
Sun valley Resort
Whistler Resort

WARMEST FAMILY WELCOME

Breckenridge Ski Resort
Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort
Killington Resort
Silver Star Mountain Resort
Smuggler's Notch Resort
Squaw Valley USA
Steamboat
Vail

Filed To: Snow Sports
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