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25 Great American Ski Resorts: A Look at the Best

happening bars
Idle Spur, Crested Butte, Colo.
Mangy Moose, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
The Matterhorn, Stowe, Vt.
Red Parka Pub, Glen, N.H.
Wobbly Barn, Killington, Vt.

for a quiet drink
Chez Henri, Sugarbush, Vt.
Christiania Inn, Heavenly, Calif.
Duchin Lounge, Sun Valley, Idaho
Troll Hallen Lounge, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley, Utah

longest season
Arapahoe Basin, Colo.
Killington, Vt.
Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
Timberline, Oreg.
Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C.

best values
Alta, Utah: Adult full-day lift tickets, $28 apiece.
Big Mountain, Mont.: Four hours of Sno-Cat skiing at $40 per person (four-person minimum).
Bridger Bowl, Mont.: Deep powder on uncrowded runs, $29 a day.
Brighton, Utah: $35 lift tickets for skiing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; free for kids under 10.
Canada: Favorable exchange rates mean savings.
Mad River Glen, Vt.: Pass for 30 consecutive days, $175.
Squaw Valley U.S.A., Calif.: Lift tickets for kids 12 and under, $5 a day.
Red Onion, Aspen, Colo.: On St. Patrick's Day, beer at this bar costs 5 cents-- until the first patron has to use the facilities.

greatest annual snowfall
Alta, Utah
Grand Targhee, Wyo.
Mount Baker, Wash.
Snowbird, Utah
Sugar Bowl, Calif.
Wolf Creek Pass, Colo.

best cross-country skiing
Big Sky, Mont.
Crested Butte, Colo.
Lake Placid, N.Y.
Mount Washington Valley, N.H.
Stowe, Vt.
Sun Valley, Idaho

best ice-skating
Beaver Creek, Colo.
Keystone, Colo.
Lake Louise, Alberta
Lake Placid, N.Y.
Sun Valley, Idaho
Waterville Valley, N.H.

best for families
Northstar-at-Tahoe, Calif.
Snowmass, Colo.
Smuggler's Notch, Vt.
Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Vail, Colo.
Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C.

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