Website names Bend top ski town

Travel website Trip-Advisor on Thursday named Bend one of the nation’s best ski towns, the second publication to bestow the honor in recent weeks.

Bend ranked second to Durango, Colo., in Trip- Advisor’s TripIndex Ski, a cost comparison of 25 popular ski destinations throughout the U.S. and Canada, according to a news release. “Bend ... is the second most affordable spot and also represents the least expensive ski destination in the Northwest,” the news release said.

The website for Travel + Leisure also named Bend as one of the 12 best ski towns in the nation as part of its December content.