Rand McNally rates Tahoe No. 1 ski destination
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Rand McNally recently announced Lake Tahoe as the No. 1 ski destination for the 2010-11 season. The ranking is based on travel bookings to the destination when compared to other winter locations throughout the United States and Canada. Other top ten destinations were Steamboat Springs, Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Quebec, Stowe, Jackson Hole and Whistler.
“South Shore is top of mind for many visitors within regional drive and air markets, but accolades like this help to extend our reach beyond the Rockies and to the East Coast,” said Carol Chapin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “This particular acknowledgement indicates a positive outlook for the local economy by highlighting our successful visitor bookings for the season. Even in a tough economy, folks find ways to make quality recreation a part of their budget.”
Other Lake Tahoe awards include top rankings from TripAdvisor as the “No. 1 Travel Destination in the U.S.” (2010, 2008) and the “No. 10 Destination Worldwide” by TripAdvisor (2008), Orbitz.com as the No. 1 ski destination for the three past consecutive years; and numerous designations from SKI Magazine, Skiing Magazine, Transworld Snowboarding for diverse categories such as snow quality, scenery, off-hill activities, and terrain parks for Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe.