Getting Ready For SKI Season? Best Ski Resort 2014 Lists in East & West Are Out!

Diamond Peak in Lake Tahoe
Didn't make the list but the views are Extraordinary

Despite being surrounded by soccer-cleats and shin-guards and number 2 pencils and hormonal middle school newness, my heart is really, really looking past the tournaments and the halloween costumes and the carved pumpkins and even past Thanksgiving Dinner ---- towards the SKI SEASON ahead.


And how can it not what with the tantalizing lists that bombarded me on my social-media cruise this morning...... 

Just out, the "Best Ski Resorts Lists" for both the East and the West from Ski.com.

Best Ski Resorts in the West
5 Park City, UT (should be called "Snorkel City")
4 Sun Valley, ID (my first ski job ever - dominated Baldy)
3 Vail, CO (one word: BACK-BOWLS)
2 Deer Valley, UT (100% pampering 100% of the time)
1 Jackson Hole, WY (so steep, so cold, so gnarly)

Best Ski Resorts in the East
5 Holiday Valley, NY (never heard of it!)
4 Tremblant, Quebec (best crepes, too)
3 Jay Peak, VT (recent upgrades make this a happenin' place)
2 Sugarloaf, ME (have not yet been encrusted in ice there)
1 Smugglers Notch, VT (yes! have frozen my arse off there!)

However, in my heart of hearts, the #1 Ski Resort in the West will always be: Alta.

And in my heart of hearts, the #1 Ski Resort in the East will always be: Mad River Glen.

Steeps, deeps (sometimes at MRG), snorkels and stumps. 

Ski it!

Namaste & Three Cheers -OM 

If you want more about skiing, you need to read this:
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  1. I just booked our first ski trip to Tahoe for NYE. Have you been there?

    1. oh yes! gorgeous. what resort are you staying at - which mountain will you be skiing?

  2. Well, actually, I don't ski, but the rest of the family does. (I just want to hang out in the casino!) That's why we decided on Tahoe. We are staying at Harrah's. I'm not sure what mountain that is?

    1. ah! heavenly! great news for the fam is you'll be right next to #22 on best in the west Heavenly on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe! SO MUCH FUN! and so gorgeous. http://www.skinet.com/ski/galleries/2014-best-ski-resorts-west?i=55588760&s=9