NVSP,I just can't pass up an opportunity for a lttle good natured ribbing. To set the record straight, Wachusett was ranked #10 in the East. On reading your profile, I understand your chagrin.
I think the rating must have been influenced by the number of skier visits last season. (WaWa had a record number of sell out days) Don't know how the poll is conducted, but the mere fact that so many folks came out and had such a good time might have had something to do with it. WaWa also had terriffic snow last year, more natural snow than many bigger resorts in New England. SKI Mag was right on target when they described the ski school as "the most enthusiastic in the industry". Read my profile and you'll understand why I agree with them.
All in all, WaWa had a pretty good year last year and we're looking forward to another. It's nice that a small mountain was included in the rankings. WAWa doesn't pretend to be a destination resort, but it's a fine day trip, especially on a week-day. To be honest, the SKI mag rankings can't be taken very seriously. If I believed them, I'd have to believe the product recommendations too. Come ski with me sometime.