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SKI Magazine names Aspen-Snowmass inaugural ‘resort of the year’ in west

Staff report

Aspen-Snowmass is the No. 1 ski "resort of the year" in the West, according to SKI Magazine.

SKI Magazine will unveil its debut "Resorts of the Year" issue in October, with categories featuring "Best in the West" and "Best in the East." Smugglers' Notch in Vermont is ranked the top ski resort of the East.

These two resorts garnered editor and reader praise for offering skiers the best overall vacation experiences, according to a statement from SKI Magazine.

"With its variety of terrain across four resorts, family-friendly offerings and virtually unmatched dining, lodging and apres in the vibrant town of Aspen, Aspen Snowmass delivers the whole package," SKI Magazine content director Samantha Berman said in the statement. "Add to that the resort management's forward-thinking attitude toward the environment and its inclusion in the industry-changing Ikon Pass, and we feel that Aspen-Snowmass is the destination generating the most buzz going into this season."

Berman said the inaugural issue was developed based around the question, "Where should I ski this winter?"

"Our audience is hungry for insights and intel," she said. "They want to plan vacations and craft experiences to remember for years to come."

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SKI Magazine's Resorts of the Year edition will hit newsstands Tuesday.