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.