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SKI Magazine’s annual rankings place Steamboat at 8th

Steamboat Springs skier Matt Kane skis on the last day of November 2010. Steamboat Ski Area cracked the top 10 in the 2011 SKI Magazine reader survey rankings after falling to No. 14 last winter.

SKI Magazine 2011 Reader Survey top 20 resorts

1 Deer Valley, Utah

2 Vail

3 Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.

4 Snowmass

5 Sun Valley, Idaho

6 Park City, Utah

7 Beaver Creek

8 Steamboat

9 Breckenridge

10 Telluride

11 Aspen Mountain

12 Jackson Hole, Wyo.

13 Heavenly, Calif.

14 Winter Park

15 Crested Butte

16 Canyons, Utah

17 Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

18 Copper Mountain

19 Aspen Highlands

20 Snowbird, Utah

Steamboat Ski Area category rankings (2010 rankings in parentheses)

Snow: 8 (15)

Grooming: 14 (16)

Terrain/Variety: 27 (27)

Terrain/Challenge: 30 (30)

Value: 30 (20)

Lifts: 8 (14)

Service: 10 (13)

Weather: 20 (22)

Access: 31 (26)

On-mountain food: 13 (15)

Lodging: 9 (8)

Dining: 11 (9)

Après ski: 10 (14)

Off-hill Activities: 9 (11)

Family programs: 6 (8)

Scenery: 21 (25)

Terrain parks: 15 (16)

Character: 12 (n/a)

Digital presence: 13 (n/a)

Overall satisfaction: 14 (19)