Outside Magazine's top ski locations in US and Canada highlight Utah, Colorado resorts

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On November 1 Outside Magazine released their list of the 16 Best Ski Resorts in North America, in time for skiers to take advantage of the first snows in the US and Canada.

All of the resorts are situated in the western region of the two countries with the exception of Jay Peak in Vermont.

The complete ski resort breakdown is available in the magazine's November issue, which was available on newsstands beginning November 1. Outside Magazine began in 1977 and is the premier magazine dedicated to the outdoors in the US.

Ideal for Powder
1.  Alta-Snowbird, Utah
2.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming
3.  Alyeska Resort, Alaska
4.  Silverton Mountain, Colorado

Ideal for Partying
1.  Breckenridge, Colorado
2.  Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia
3.  Park City, Utah
4.  Aspen-Snowmass, Colorado

Ideal for Off-Piste Skiing
1.  Powder Mountain, Utah
2.  Jay Peak, Vermont
3.  Bridger Bowl, Montana
4.  Crested Butte, Colorado

Editor's Choice for Sidecountry
Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia

Editor's Choice for Trees

Steamboat, Colorado

Editor's Choice for Steeps
Taos, New Mexico

Editor's Choice for Park Riding
Mammoth Mountain, California