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North Conway Named #1 Ski Town in North America

Published Thursday Dec 10, 2020

North Conway Named #1 Ski Town in North America

North Conway has once again been named the #1 ski town in North America by USA TODAY’s Competing against such well known ski towns as Aspen, Breckenridge and Jackson Hole, North Conway took the number one spot among those who voted in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards Travel Contest held over the past month. In addition, Jackson XC was included in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best XC Ski Resort, coming in fifth of the top 10 XC ski centers in North America.

Since 2016, North Conway has been nominated for Best Ski Town by 10Best multiple times. “To be named the number one ski town in all of North America is a huge honor and feather in our cap, especially when we see the company we’re in among ski towns across North America,” said Janice Crawford, executive director of the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“Between the 13 ski resorts and XC Centers we offer, along with on-mountain recreation for non-skiers, snowmobiling, dog sledding, sleigh rides, ice skating, and all the backcountry recreation of the White Mountains, we believe we have earned the designation of not only best ski town but best winter town too."

"And with Jackson XC on the 10Best XC Ski Resort list, Mount Washington Valley is certainly the premier winter destination this year,” Crawford said. “We simply ask skiers who come to visit our destination to wear masks and respect the new safety measures put in place at ski resorts and other businesses throughout town."

The top 10 winners in the USA TODAY/10Best Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Ski Town are:

  1. North Conway, NH
  2. Rossland, BC, Canada
  3. Bethel, Maine
  4. Stowe, Vermont
  5. Banff, Alberta, Canada
  6. Aspen, CO
  7. Breckenridge, CO
  8. Alta, UT
  9. Jackson Hole, WY
  10. Nelson, BC, Canada provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site's uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields - and their cities - but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

North Conway sits in the center of Mt. Washington Valley, surrounded by the 770,000 acre White Mountain National Forest. Beyond skiing and winter outdoor recreation, North Conway and the surrounding Mt. Washington Valley offer 150 different lodging options, more than 200 tax-free outlets, shops, boutiques and stores, plus more than 75 restaurants for all tastes and budgets. There’s something for every winter traveler – both on the mountains and off.  Travelers are asked to wear masks, observe social distancing and follow the guidelines of the businesses they visit this winter.

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