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SKI Magazine lists Top 30 resorts in North America. See how Crystal Mountain, Mt. Baker, the Summit at Snoqualmie and White Pass fared

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Oct. 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm with No Comments »
October 28, 2011 10:08 pm

Ski Magazine’s top 30 resorts issue came out earlier this month. The story listed the top 30 ski resorts in North America and the top 10 ski areas in 20 categories.

Below I’ve listed how all of Washington’s ski areas fared.






What’s that you say? “Hey, you didn’t list anybody.” That’s because nobody in Washington made the list.

To be fair to SKI Magazine, these lists are determined by their readers not their writers and editors.  But each year all I seem to learn from this issue is that SKI readers don’t ski the Northwest (although Sun Valley, Schweitzer and Whistler Blackcomb did get some love) and, apparently, not many Northwest skiers read SKI magazine.

I happened to talk to Lake Tapps pro skier Tyler Ceccanti the day my copy of the magazine showed up. Here’s what he had to say: “We are extremely underrated. We have some of the most diverse terrain you’ll ever see. I’m surprised that Crystal gets overlooked. Every time I take somebody there for the first time they are blown away.”

Check out Sunday’s Adventure sections in The News Tribune and The Olympian where we will feature Ceccanti, a rising freeskiing star who appears in this winter’s Warren Miller film “Like There’s No Tomorrow.”

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