It’s that time of the year again. Ski Magazine’s annual survey of ski resorts is out. It’s an important survey to our local resorts. It provides both prestige and often leads to additional visitors going to a resort. After all, many people want to ski “the best.” Deer Valley has been ranked the best and is consistently near the top. Recently Park City dropped to thirteen.
Personally I ranked Deer Valley very high in most facets. I ranked Park City much lower due to parking, staff encounters, and the infamous crap incident I experienced earlier this year at PCMR.
There is also the school of thought that we may want our resorts to fall in the rankings, to reduce the number of visitors. Of course, if your livelihood depends on cramming as many people into Park City on a daily basis as possible, you wouldn’t want poor rankings. However, if you just want to be able to ski or ride, you probably don’t care what the rankings are… and may appreciate a few less people coming to town.
If you are interested, you can take the survey here: