SKI Magazine's Top North American Resorts: Eight Colo. Resorts Make Top 20

SKI Magazine has released its annual ranking of North America's best ski resorts this week. For the fourth year in a row, Deer Valley Resort in Park CIty, Utah claimed the number one spot.

Despite losing out on the number one spot, Colorado was strongly represented in the top 20. Vail, which has claimed SKI magazine's top spot more than any other resort in the 23-year history of the survey, was rated the second-best for 2011 after slipping to number three in 2010. Beaver Creek, Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Breckenridge, Aspen Highlands, Telluride and Steamboat rounded out the Colorado representation in the top 20.

The rankings were based on a comprehensive survey of over 20,000 SKI Magazine readers.