The Top 15 Ski Resorts in North America for Winter 2020/21

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Alta, UT. Powder capital of the world. Credit: Alta Facebook

According to ZRankings, these are the top 15 resorts in North America for the 2020/21 ski season. The ranking is based on the Pure Awesomeness Factor, which takes a resort’s terrain, snow profile, town ambiance, ease of travel, lodging base, acreage, continuous vertical, and personal experiences into account and computes a ranking. It may sound like a bogus name for an algorithm, but from what we see, it’s pretty spot-on.

Top 15 Ski Resorts:

Jackson Hole powder. Credit: SnowBrains

1. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY

PAF: 99.00

Telluride, CO

2. Telluride, CO

PAF: 95.6

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Spraying at Snowbird. Credit: Facebook

3. Snowbird, UT

PAF: 94.2

SnowBrains CEO Miles Clark laying out a backflip at Alta Ski Area with the colossal Mt. Superior in the background. Photo by SnowBrains.

4. Alta, UT

PAF: 93.5

5. Vail, CO

PAF: 90.8

Aspen – Aspen Highlands – Buttermilk – Snowmass

6. Aspen Snowmass, CO

PAF: 89.9

7. Whistler, BC

PAF: 88.5

8. Steamboat, CO

PAF: 88.3

North America
Whitewater, BC getting HAMMERED. Credit: Whitewater/Facebook

9. Whitewater, BC

PAF: 87.6

10. Big Sky Resort, MT

PAF: 86.9

11. Park City, UT

PAF: 86.1

Winter Park photo
Credit: Winter Park

12. Winter Park, CO

PAF: 85.4

13. Revelstoke, BC

PAF: 85.0

14. Beaver Creek, CO

PAF: 84.9

15. Mammoth Mountain, CA

PAF: 84.5

mammoth mountain, california, summit sign, replaced, auction
Credit: @mammothmountain

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4 thoughts on “The Top 15 Ski Resorts in North America for Winter 2020/21

    1. Perhaps we could include aspects that actually relate to the 20/21 season specifically to the algorithm, such as there effects of La Nina or modifications to operating plans, due to Covid19, or ???
      I suppose all those resorts are existing this season.. so that’s a start hahaha

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