For the fifth year in a row the readers of SKI Magazine have named Deer Valley as the number one resort in North America. This is the 6th time in the last 7 years that Deer Valley has been named number one overall. The resort has not been lower than 3rd in the last 11 years.
The rankings take in many different aspects of the resort and while Deer Valley may not be the toughest or largest resort, or get the best snow, its ranking as best overall is impressive. Deer Valley Resort always gets accolades for its grooming, food, andguest services. The editor of SKI Magazine notes that the size of the resort and the fact that snowboarding is not allowed helps Deer Valley to edge its large competitors Vail and Whistler for the number one spot.
The other Park City area resorts alos fared well with Park City Mountain Resort coming in at number 6 and Canyons Resort in the number 16 slot.
A new lifestyle category named Park City Mountain Resort as the best place in North America to ski with kids.
The consistent rankings from the readers of SKI Magazine have a great impact on tourism in Park City as well as housing values. A town with the best overall ski resort ranking which shares a ropeline with the resort ranked as the best place to ski with a family makes for quite a place to live or own a vacation home.