Truckee ranks #1 in "coolest ski towns in North America" list

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TRUCKEE, Calif. (KOLO) -- Ski and snowboard publication Matador Network rated 21 ski towns across the United States and Canada.

"Truckee is rad because it sits in the middle of more ski areas than anywhere else in the West, and yet has none of the glitz of places like Aspen or Jackson," the article reads.

Truckee was chosen because, "There are more than half-dozen ski areas to choose from, including Donner, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose, and — most notably — Squaw Valley. Squaw deserves special mention as host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and home to crews of wilderness athletes such as the late Shane McConkey, who have pushed backcountry skiing and sky sports to a completely new level."

The full list is below:

1. Truckee, CA

2. Revelstoke, BC

3. Valdez, AK

4. Davis, WV

5. Bethel, ME

6. Bend, OR

7. Silverton, CO

8. Mammoth Lakes, CA

9. Taos, NM

10. Nelson, British Columbia

11. Burke, VT

12. Sun Valley, ID

13. Crested Butte, CO

14. Golden, BC

15. Missoula, MT

16. Whistler, BC

17. Lake Placid, NY

18. Jackson, WY

19. Steamboat Springs, CO

20. Fernie, BC

21. Pinedale, WY