Forbes: The Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America For 2017

Chris Wallner | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Image: JHMR Reservations
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Image: JHMR Reservations

When you’re planning a ski trip, you want to go to the resort that will maximize your experience, so Forbes came up with a list of the Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America for 2017. To compare ski resorts, they used something called the Pure Awesomeness Factor-PAF-which is scientifically measured. The PAF takes into account last seasons statistics and experiences, snowfall, ski industry news, and seasonal forecasts. All of this is put into an algorithm and used to calculate each ski resort’s score and then they are ranked accordingly. If you’re planning a ski trip in 2017, you want to take a look at this list.

Faceshots at JHMR just after Christmas. PC: Chris Figenshau
Faceshots at JHMR just after Christmas. PC: Chris Figenshau

#1. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort PAF: 99.00

Snowbird athlete Ben Wheeler skis under the tram at Snowbird. Image: ©Liam Doran
Snowbird athlete Ben Wheeler skis under the tram at Snowbird. Image: ©Liam Doran

#2. Snowbird PAF: 96.76

Alta has incredible views and deep powder. Image: Alta Ski Area
Alta has incredible views and deep powder. Image: Alta Ski Area

#3. Alta Ski Area PAF: 92.05

Telluride has an environment like no other. Image: Visit Telluride
Telluride has an environment like no other. Image: Visit Telluride

#4. Telluride PAF: 91.92

Whistler Blackcomb is eye candy. Image: Coast Photography
Whistler Blackcomb is eye candy. Image: Coast Photography

#5. Whistler Blackcomb PAF: 91.78

Vail offers some world-class terrain. Image: Vail Management
Vail offers some world-class terrain. Image: Vail Management

#6. Vail PAF: 91.58

How could you not want to ski at Aspen Snowmass. Image: CODA Travel
How could you not want to ski at Aspen Snowmass. Image: CODA Travel

#7. Aspen Snowmass PAF: 90.00

Revelstoke gets TONS of snow. Image: Northland Properties
Revelstoke gets TONS of snow. Image: Northland Properties

#8. Revelstoke Mountain Resort PAF: 87.50

We can't forget about Park City, its awesome. Image: MeanPony Productions
We can’t forget about Park City, its awesome. Image: MeanPony Productions

#9. Park City PAF: 86.70

Beaver Creek faceshots. Image: Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek faceshots. Image: Beaver Creek

#10. Beaver Creek PAF: 85.90

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