US News and World Report ranks US top 21 ski resorts--lots of surprises

Dr. Mark

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Boy, was I surprised to learn that Beech Mountain is one of the top 21 resorts in the US. Why have I been driving past it all these years to ski at Sugar instead? More vertical, more challenging terrain, much better lift infrastructure--and I don't have to take that 12-mile spur road.
US News lists Wisconsin and Michigan with some of the country's top resorts, and there were many, many notable exclusions.
 
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Bill Miles

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Oh boy, another resort ranking.

Looks like they gave each region a certain number of places and being on the list for a region also made the resort among the top 21 in the country. Ignores the fact that a mediocre resort in one region may be a lot better than the best resort in another region.

They also said this:

From massive vertical drops in Colorado to fresh powder in Oregon...

Neither state is tops for the stated category, especially if Canada were counted, which I guess it isn't.
 
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