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post #31 of 82
If I were to win a contest and had to "Choose Ten Ski Vacations at Ten Different North American Resorts", well......I would choose four resorts from Ski's Top Ten as part of my ten.
post #32 of 82
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Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
OK, an ounce of Maryjane is worth a pound of Vail.

Bring up Vail and the MaryJane kool-aid drinkers are bound to show up...usually sooner rather than later
post #33 of 82
The mountains change little from year to year, Ski comes out every year, several times a year, they have to make up something to write about. I got four copies for free and still don't read it.
post #34 of 82
Oh Good God!
When are the so called super skiers who post on this board going to realize it’s just a list.
There are lists for everything under the sun, heck there is one with your sex habits some where on the web
Every year people who subscribed to Ski Magazine, get cards in the mail to rate a resort. Well I’m sorry your didn’t get yours to fill out and send it in.
Every year people cry and whine when their resort doesn’t make it # 1 on the list. And every year there are flame wars about who is #1 and who should be, blah, blah, blah. If your so freaking sure your resort should be #1, then do something. Write SKI MAG, CANCLE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION.
Then stop your crying and create your list, and put your favorite Eastern bunny hill as #1
There are people here who are so and tired of your bashing what every resort is #1. You know who you are. Your worse than a 3rd graders. Mommy, so and so won’t let me play. STOP YOUR WHINING.
I have been lurking here for about 7-8 years, and every year it’s the same old crap.
SHUT UP AND ACCEPT IT, OR GO HOME TO YOUR ANT PILE OF SO CALLED SKI HILL.
All you like to do is whine about that resort, or that person. Yadda , yadda. It does get old.
We are here to post about skiing , trips, equipment so on and so on. Not to flame a resort for being picked the best, by readers who ski there. Next year it will be Vail again. The DV, then Vail. If you don’t like don’t ski them, and don’t read the magazine. AND STOP YOUR WHINING.
Ya I’m expecting feed back. But who really gives a crap? It’s your opinion, and your entitled to it. But stop your whining , year after year after year. It does get old after a couple of years.
post #35 of 82
Trotski needs to make up a poll: How Many are Happy that "Their" Resorts Didn't Make the Top 10 List?
post #36 of 82
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Originally Posted by Aleph Null View Post
everyone knows Ski's critera are exclusively based on Bathroom Cleanliness, and I think that these rankings almost perfectly reflect this.
Hard to find bathrooms cleaner than Alta's. Oh, and they have pretty decent snow, too, as I recall.
post #37 of 82
Why would any one be surprised at this list? Just look at the demographics of the average reader and who submitted the form. It's perfect. It represents a 30-40 +/- skier who gets in about 7-10 days with one getaway with the family, usually out west to a "family-friendly" resort. Nice groomers with a park/pipe for the kids and pleasant liftes. Good restaurants for the kids and a great baby-sitting, err, ski school for the wee-ones. New lodging close to the mountain. Cost is not an issue. Lots of other things to do than skiing is a plus too!
post #38 of 82
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
Hard to find bathrooms cleaner than Alta's. Oh, and they have pretty decent snow, too, as I recall.
Shush! Or do you really want the masses to despoil their pristine crappers?
post #39 of 82
Now I do value a clean crapper! That's worth something,,,,
post #40 of 82
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Hard to find bathrooms cleaner than Alta's.
Hum, I see you've never visited the Forest Service outhouse over by the Supreme lift....

L
post #41 of 82
nothing beats the closeness to nature than taking a piss in the woods.....
post #42 of 82
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
nothing beats the closeness to nature than taking a piss in the woods.....
I like to do it skiing backwards.
post #43 of 82
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Originally Posted by skiingman View Post
I like to do it skiing backwards.

That's a skill I do not possess. I am impressed however...: any footy?
post #44 of 82
I have filled the surveys of Top rated ski resorts and in my naivety, actually believe that Ski Mag lists the resorts as reported. I don't necessarily agree with what they believe is important, such as "clean bathrooms" - great quote - and customer service, however, I do have a tendency to leave off a couple resorts where snow is good, crowds are thin and which are actually my favorites. A little selfish, I agree, but do you suppose there are others who think there are already plenty of skiers at their favorite resort?

Maybe also those who "look good" and visit Deer Valley every year fill out the most surveys?

If you love Snowbird and don't fill out the survey, it ain't gettin on the list.

By the way, in an earlier post, someone said they had poor customer service at Deer Valley. It was at Deer Valley that I also asked directions while on the hill. The employee, a lifty, looked puzzled and stared and finally muttered something. After several Huhs, I realized that he couldn't speak english. Certainly not a crime, but not top rated customer service either.
post #45 of 82
How many of you actually get these surveys? I don't think in the 25 years or so that I've been getting SKI that I've ever filled one out. Is it bound into an issue, mailed to you separately, what?
post #46 of 82
i get one every year. I think this makes me an official gaper......

I was just thinking though, if the SKi rags only send these out to a cross-matched list of subscribers to those staying at a given resort, then the deck gets a little stacked doesn't it? This means that unless you are visiting skier that has most likely rented through the resort, you won't get a questionnaire. Has anyone received a questionnaire and not booked a room at a resort?
post #47 of 82
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
i get one every year. I think this makes me an official gaper......
Does it come in a special envelope or what? Maybe I am tossing the things as "junk mail".
post #48 of 82
Sib, I edited while you posted, sorry. It does come in a different package.
post #49 of 82
How does the list change if you were to arrange those same ten so that you had the most crowded listed first?
post #50 of 82
I suspect that the survey is done by only Ski Mag subscribers and readers, which says a lot about the type of people who subscribe to that mag. If so, the the list would be somewhat self-perpetuating in that the people who voted would go back to the same or other resorts on the list every year.
post #51 of 82
most people do and you are correct. I would suspect however that the vast amount of bears subscribe to ski/skiing or both.
post #52 of 82
I subscribed to all the mags long ago, and exactly zero of them today. Probably should pick up a subscription to a few. SKIING, maybe. The only reason I've read SKI in the last decade has been for the gear guide, and not because I find it particularly wise or useful but because lots of customers read it and consider it the Holy Word.
post #53 of 82
it must be frustrating when someone is hell-bent on buying a ski that is in the rags but just not right for them, meanwhile, a great ski that is not listed is ignored....
post #54 of 82
I'm just LMAO on this thread. Yeah I was gonna say - when in Alta pee in the woods. Actually I think I did last time - right over by Wildcat. Besides, you should hike to the bathroom in Alta just like all the good trails, it's good for ya .

As far as DV, I dunno if it's #1 in anything EXCEPT lodges and lunches. But I've never been treated poorly over there, even on crowded vacation week the 1 day I was there for that. Hell I'll still take it for a day on my Utah trips - I need a little down time anyway.

I also have a cousin it turns out in Vail so it looks like I'll be there at some point with the rest of the lemmings ....
post #55 of 82
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
it must be frustrating when someone is hell-bent on buying a ski that is in the rags but just not right for them, meanwhile, a great ski that is not listed is ignored....
It gets a little annoying, but you get a feel really quick for whether you should try to give them another way of looking at things, or just cater to their preconceived notions. As long as they are going to have fun on whatever they've got their brain set on, I'm not going to get in their way. The best ones are always the macho-man guys. Once you realize there is no point in arguing with the 5'5" 165lb guy who insists on the 190 for "short turns" at Killington, you can have a lot of fun playing along. "Normal guys have bindings that go up to 12, 14. Now these bindings....these bindings go to 18...can't sell 'em to you though, we only sell these to elite athletes."
post #56 of 82
Maybe it only goes to people who pay for their subscriptions? I used to pay, but then merged duplicates I got for 1) buying season passes, 2) joining NASTAR, 3) having a ski racer, etc. etc. into the initial subscription and the free issues have been coming for at least 10 years.

And now "SKIING" and "Freeskier" are arriving un-asked for as well. Possibly from attending Warren Miller movies?
post #57 of 82
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
most people do and you are correct. I would suspect however that the vast amount of bears subscribe to ski/skiing or both.
I get mine free courtesy of Warren Miller...
post #58 of 82
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Now I do value a clean crapper! That's worth something,,,,
Beats peeing on your skis!
post #59 of 82
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Originally Posted by skiingman View Post
It gets a little annoying, but you get a feel really quick for whether you should try to give them another way of looking at things, or just cater to their preconceived notions. As long as they are going to have fun on whatever they've got their brain set on, I'm not going to get in their way. The best ones are always the macho-man guys. Once you realize there is no point in arguing with the 5'5" 165lb guy who insists on the 190 for "short turns" at Killington, you can have a lot of fun playing along. "Normal guys have bindings that go up to 12, 14. Now these bindings....these bindings go to 18...can't sell 'em to you though, we only sell these to elite athletes."
Let's not start the whole Highway Star discussion again

We need a Spinal Tap movie for skiers ... "these go up to 11".
post #60 of 82
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Originally Posted by Johnnys Zoo View Post
Beats peeing on your skis!

Well, that was a learning experience; and it did give a lot of people a lot to laugh at
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