According to a Ski Magazine reader survey, Park City's Canyons Resort was ranked as one of the top resorts in North America. Moving six spots from the previous year, Canyons Resort took the 10th spot on the list this year. The annual list, which will be released later this month, uses thousands of reader surveys to compile the rankings.

Last year, the resort was ranked 16th in North American, competing against resorts in the United States and Canada.

"(Talisker) has put a lot of money in to the resort since they bought it in 2008," said Ski Magazine Travel Editor Samantha Berman, "so it's not surprising at all. Skiers are seeing the results of that money. From on-mountain dining to the terrain to ski school, they've touched everything across board."

"The resort has a different feel to it," she added. "Skiers notice these kinds of things."

Canyons Resort made upgrades to the Resort Village and its on-mountain dining, as well as adding 300 acres of intermediate and advanced trails. The resort also boasts new lodging and dining properties this year and three new terrain parks.

The surveys allow responders to rank up to six resorts and pull from 20 different criteria on the survey. Ski Magazine sent out 20,000 print surveys as well as another 20,000 through email. Roughly 25 percent of the surveys sent out are answered, Berman said.

The magazine plans to release the full list shortly before the print edition hits stands on Oct. 16.