If you are an avid skier as I am, you wait for the annual edition of Ski magazine resort Top 50 or check out "On The Snow."

This year a surprise ranked 1st overall is Gore, with 2,537 of vertical this is one of the sport's big boys in the East. This will test your ability and then some say "OnTheSnow." Bring some friends as the off-hill fun is not why your here, its the skiing.

The big surprise this year, however, is Holiday Valley, New York coming in at number 2 in the East by "OnTheSnow." Like its big brother Lake Placid, the big draw is the combination of the hill and the ski town feel of Ellicottville, considered by most as the most underrated places in upstate New York.

If you are planning a ski trip with the family this year be sure to check out the list by Ski Magazine for the top 50 Resorts. Hopefully the snow this year will be spread out through the winter and not in just in one or two storms

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