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Thu, 16/11/2006 - 12:00 am

US Ski Team Members Pick Favorite Resorts
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Recently Forbes Traveler Magazine polled members of the US Ski Team about their favorite ski resorts in North America. Favorites were solicited from athletes Andrew Newell, Torin Koos, Andrew Johnson and Kris Freeman; coach Chris Grover; and the team's Director, Luke Bodensteiner.

The top ten were as follows.

  1. Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia
  2. Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-Country Centre, Quebec
  3. Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Vermont
  4. Methow Valley, Washington
  5. Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort, California
  6. Telemark Resort, Wisconsin
  7. Devils Thumb Ranch, Colorado
  8. Soldier Hollow, Utah
  9. Sun Valley Nordic Center, Idaho
  10. Trapp Family Lodge, Vermont

Unlike many "top resorts" polls, this one comes from racers' perspectives. But what is interesting is that the top resorts on this list are very similar to those chosen year after year as the best by publications targeted at recreational skiers. Clearly the top racers appreciate many of the same qualities as mere mortals, such as lots of trails, scenic views, good lodging options, etc. While the current trend in ski trail design for racing and training is to create short loops for sprinting and spectator-friendly courses, it appears that the top racers still appreciate the long, scenic trails.

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For more information contact: Michael Ballingall, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing, Silver Star Mountain Resort