Reader's Speak

Nov 1, 2008
Outside Magazine
Tell Us What You Think

Did we nail the best resorts in North America? Or did we miss your favorite ski area? Weigh in on our ski resort smackdown.

When choosing a resort, you care most about: snow quality (78%). You care least about: nightlife (1%). Your favorite resort is: Alta/Snowbird (17%). Your second-favorite resort is: Whistler Blackcomb—great minds think alike (13%). Your favorite place to party is: Whistler Blackcomb (32%). You'd most like to own a ski condo in: Jackson Hole (18%).

Most of you are skiing purists (70%). Some of you just snowboard (18%). A few of you show-offs do both (12%). More than half of you admit to wearing helmets all the time (52%). A hell of a lot of you are on the way to concussions (40%).

The majority of you think hot tubs are the perfect way to end a day of skiing (69%). Some of you think they're germy pools (21%). And a few of you elaborated: "Best with bikini-clad women and beers … a place for horny men to make fools of themselves … cesspool of cougars and manthers … private hot tubs end the day; public hot tubs—EWW! … A if it's yours, B if it's public."

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