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  • Vail Mountain has ranked as the Number 1 ski resort in North America for the third consecutive year, according to SKI magazine's annual readers poll. Vail has been chosen as the No. 1 ski resort in North America again in 2004 for a total of 13 out of the past 17 years.
    According to the October 2004 issue of SKI magazine, Vail again reigns at No.1, having held this position 13 of the 17 years that SKI has been conducting its annual readers' survey. Beaver Creek made the biggest jump out of all five resorts, moving to the No. 4 position. This marks the second time in three years that Beaver Creek has broken the top five. SKI Magazine's readers rank North America's top 60 resorts, choosing from more than 300 ski resorts nationwide.