best for powder skiing
Grand Targhee, Wyo.
Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Gasthaus Eichler, Winter Park, Colo.
Gasthof Gramshammer, Vail, Colo.
Goldener Hirsch Inn, Park City, Utah
Sonnenalp Resort, Vail, Colo.
Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vt.
best on-hill dining
Deer Valley Resort, Utah
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Sun Valley, Idaho
coolest coffee shops
Aspen and Snowmass, Colo.
Tahoe Yogurt Factory, a.k.a.
Team Caffeine, Tahoe City, Calif.
best place to blow out your knee
Vail, home of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic. Dr. Richard Steadman and his two partners are the knee men in the skiing world. Steadman himself has successfully performed surgery more than 100 times on members of national ski teams (including U.S. Olympians Tommy Moe, Picabo Street, and Hilary Lindh).