Reader Poll votes Whistler hotels best in North America Readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have selected three Whistler hotels as the best ski resort hotels in North America. In the December issue of the magazine readers give the Pan Pacific Lodge top honours, followed by the Chateau Whistler Resort and the Delta Whistler Resort. Condé Nast polled 4,500 readers, who were asked to list the top 50 ski resort hotels in North America. The criteria used included terrain and conditions, accommodations, town ambience and amenities, lifts and lines, food, and service. "This is where God comes to go skiing," says one reader of his stay in Whistler at the Pan Pacific Lodge. The Pan Pacific received top marks for excellent location and its intimate boutique hotel service. Readers also indicated they loved the accessibility of Whistler's many international cuisine restaurants. The Chateau Whistler was called a "modern kingdom" by one reader, with the cozy Mallard Lounge earning praise as "the perfect apres-ski perch." The Delta Whistler Resort was a favourite for convenience with proximity to gondolas giving "the freedom of choice each morning." This latest endorsement from Condé Nast Traveler solidifies Whistler's position as the premier ski destination in North America, said Barrett Fisher, vice president of marketing and sales for Tourism Whistler. "We're very pleased that more and more visitors are discovering that a holiday in Whistler is second to none for snow, facilities and value." Earlier this season Whistler received the ski industry's prestigious ranking of number one in North America by SKI Magazine readers. Whistler also captured top spot in Skiing magazine.