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The USA Today 2018-19 10Best Poll for Cross Country Ski Resorts was conducted to find the resort voted as best by the public and Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa was number one!

A panel of Nordic ski experts were asked to nominate their 20 favorite resorts, and then the top 20 from the panelists’ suggestions made the final list for the nominated 10Best Poll cross country ski resorts. The nominated resorts are then voted on by the public.

Voters were asked to vote for their favorite resort the winners were announced on Friday, December 7. 

 The expert panel, who developed the final list of cross country ski resort nominees included:

 Jennie Bender – cross country ski competitor, who has raced all over the world.

Reese Brown – Executive Director of Cross Country Ski Areas Association.

Roger Lohr – owner and editor of

Cami Thompson Graves – coach of Nordic ski team at Dartmouth College.

Jonathan Wiesel – consultant entrepreneur in the ski industry with Nordic Group International.

Congratulations to Devil’s Thumb. The cross country ski resorts for the 2018-19 USA Today 10Best Poll voted Top 10 include: 

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, CO

Cross Country Ski Headquarters, MI

Tahoe Donner Cross Country, CA

 Garnet Hill Lodge, NY

White Grass Touring Center, WV

 Lapland Lake Vacation Center, NY

 Maplelag Resort, MN

Sovereign Lake XC Center & Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC

Latigo Ranch, CO

Jackson Ski Touring Center, NH

Resorts in this article are linked to pages on and the poll provides links directly to all the resort websites.