Liftopia, which operates the largest online and mobile marketplace and resort technology platform serving the ski and mountain activity industry, has revealed its winners of the 2017-18 Best in Snow Awards.
The top winner of Overall Best in Snow, as voted by skiers in the Liftopia community, is Vermont's Magic Mountain for the second year in a row. Magic Mountain also kept its No. 1 position in the Most Challenging in the Northeast and North America categories, with customers saying that it is a "hidden treasure" that boasts an "old school vibe" with "people who genuinely care," offering a "massive variety of trails" for "true, untouched skiing" and "terrain you can grow with."
Coming in second is Utah's Alta, a "big playground" because of its "laid-back feel" limited to "skiers only" with Utah's famous "light and feather-like snow" there's "always fresh powder somewhere," along with "incredible terrain" that "makes everyone happy." Additional winners in the Overall Best in Snow category across North America are No. 3 Mad River Glen, Vermont; No. 4 Snowbird, Utah; No. 5 Arapahoe Basin, Colorado; No. 6 Powder Mountain, Utah; No. 7 Jay Peak, Vermont; No. 8 Mount Bohemia, Michigan; No. 9 Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and No. 10 Bald Mountain, Idaho.
Best in Snow by Region is a new category, with accolades for Best in Snow going to Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada for West Coast (which also won for Most Challenging for West Coast); Alta in Utah for High West; Canaan Valley in West Virginia for Southeast; and Mount Bohemia in Michigan for Midwest.
The top 10 winners in each category are ranked by region, with select category winners including: