Here's a totally useless discussion point, have fun.
OK, here in Washington we have a bunch of ski areas. Some of them call themselves "resorts" but they really don't fit the resort model because, with some very minor exceptions, they don't have lodging or extensive retail involved and don't attract a significant amount of out of area skiers. The skiers I hang with call these places "ski areas" and never "resorts." I grew up here and have always used ski area to describe these places. When I think of resorts I think of Whistler, Vail, Deer Valley, etc. However, here on Epic it seems the rule to call everything a "resort" no matter how big or small it is. Is this common in other parts of the world or are we just different?