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Jackson HoleEveryone knows Jackson Hole is the best place to ski - except for Conde Nast readers.

The readers of Conde Nast Traveler have spoken, and clearly the majority of them are smoking crack! Er, drunk on Dom Perignon? In this Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Reader's Poll: Best Places to Ski & Stay in North America the readers chose Deer Valley over Jackson Hole. Hm, that's troubling. And the Westin Hotel in Avon, Colorado, beats the Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole? Ish don't think so. ...

With our offices located at the base of The Big One - Jackson Hole - right next to the mighty red tram that takes you to, ahem, THE TOP, perhaps we're a little biased. ... But hey, what do we know, right? Read on and let us know what you think about this list.

Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Reader's Poll: Best Places to Ski & Stay in North America

Top 20 Ski Resorts:
1. Telluride, Colorado
2. Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
3. Deer Valley, Utah
4. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
5. Beaver Creek, Colorado
6. Sun Valley, Idaho
7. Stowe, Vermont
8. Vail, Colorado
9. Aspen, Colorado
10. Crested Butte, Colorado

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Top 50 Ski Hotels:
1. Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Colorado
2. Four Seasons Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
3. Four Seasons Resort, Whistler, British Colombia
4. Hotel Terra, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
5. Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa, Lake Placid, New York
6. Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
8. Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, New York
8. Stow Mountain Lodge, Stowe, Vermont
10. Hotel Telluride, Telluride, Colorado

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How Does The Poll Work?:

The results of this Condé Nast Traveler poll were derived from our annual Readers’ Choice Survey. The questionnaire was available to all readers through a secure Web site. The final tabulation of 46,476 responses was done by Global Market Insite, Inc., of Boston. All candidates were rated on a five-point scale—excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor—on a variety of criteria, including Terrain & Conditions, Lifts & Lines, Après-Ski/Activities, Local Dining, and Local Ambience for ski resorts; Rooms, Service, Dining/Food, Location, Overall Design, and Activities/Facilities for hotels. Criterion scores, which represent the percentage of respondents rating a ski resort or hotel excellent or very good, were averaged to determine the overall score. Only ski resorts and hotels that received a required minimum number of responses were eligible for inclusion in these rankings.

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