When judging a resort or planning a shred vacation, be sure and take into account a bit more than that the number of jibs, size of the jumps, inches of snow, or shine of the sun. Vibe, Terrain, Value, Energy, Lodging; these and countless more factors can have a huge impact on your trip and experience. Ever had a sweet day on the hill, only to get back to the “town” and find out that the pubs close at 7 pm and the nearest cute waitress / hot bartender is 100+ miles away? What if the park’s set for a king, but the roach-infested bunkbeds at the lodge aren’t fit for a servant? We asked, you answered. The 2011 Top Ten listings for Nightlife, Snow, Lodging, Vibe, Value, and Terrain.

Top Ten Nightlife

This is nothing. Just wait until the 8 Mile boys wake up. PHOTO: Kevin Arnold

This is nothing for Whistler. Just wait until the 8 Mile boys wake up. PHOTO: Kevin Arnold

1. Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C., Canada
2. Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
3. Holiday Valley, New York
4. Snowmass, Colorado
5. Aspen, Colorado
6. Breckenridge, Colorado
7. Mont Saint-Sav
eur, Quebec, Canada
8. Sun Valley, Idaho
9. Heavenly, California
10. Buttermilk, Colorado


For the rest of the 2011 Extracurriculars, click the page numbers below.

The Full 2011 TransWorld Resort Poll Results


Top Ten Snow

1. Wolf Creek, Colorado
2. June Mountain, California
3. Snowbird, Utah
4. Alyeska, Alaska
5. Snowmass, Colorado
6. Brighton, Utah
7. Powder Mountain, Utah
8. Revelstoke, B.C., Canada
9. Steamboat, Colorado
10. Mammoth Mountain, California


Top Ten Lodging

1. Sun Valley, Idaho
2. Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C., Canada
3. Snowmass, Colorado
4. Holiday Valley, New York
5. Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
6. Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho
7. Mammoth Mountain, California
8. The Canyons, Utah
9. Timberline, Oregon
10. Steamboat, Colorado


Top Ten Vibe

1. June Mountain, California
2. Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C., Canada
3. Snowmass, Colorado
4. Telluride, Colorado
5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
6. Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
7. Sierra-at-Tahoe, California
8. Buttermilk, Colorado
9. Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
10. Hyland Hills, Minnesota


Top Ten Value

1. June Mountain, California
2. Loveland, Colorado
3. Powder Mountain, Utah
4. Sierra-at-Tahoe, California
5. Bridger Bowl, Montana
6. Mt. Baker, Washington
7. Brighton, Utah
8. Wolf Creek, Colorado
9. Jay Peak, Vermont
10. Alyeska, Alaska


Top Ten Terrain

1. Telluride, Colorado
2. Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C., Canada
3. Snowmass, Colorado
4. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
5. Powder Mountain, Utah
6. Mammoth Mountain, California
7. Crested Butte, Colorado
8. Snowbird, Utah
9. Squaw Valley, California
10. Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho