By now you have heard that the readers of Ski Magazine have ranked Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as the best ski resort in the west – but how does that compare with other nearby areas? The number two resort according to the magazine’s survey was Deer Valley, Utah, followed by Vail in Colorado for number three, Sun Valley Idaho was number four and Park City, Utah was number five. Readers evaluated such features as snow, lifts, service, on-mountain food, lodging and family programs. Last year Jackson Hole was number six. Helping lead to the improved rating was $6.5 Million of improvements on the mountain this summer preparing different projects to improve the resort.