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KOALA created an index for ranking 450 ski resorts across the US. Here’s what they used to rank the resorts:
“We ranked each ski resort on the following factors, giving each a normalized score out of 10 for each factor, before taking an average final score across all six.
Length of Slopes, Number of Ski Lifts, Adult Ski Pass Price, Review Score, Each sourced from Skiresort.info., Instagram Hashtags, 2019/20 Snowfall. In addition, we also took the average temperature from November to April, sourced from Climate-Data.org (using figures for the closest notable settlement).”
Here are the Top 10 Resorts according to KOALA, do you agree?
1. Park City
3. Winter Park Resort
5. Big Sky Resort
6. Jackson Hole
10. Mt. Baker
These are some great resorts, but the best in the US? Maybe not. Strange that they used Instagram hashtags as a metric for rating a resort. Surely they know that popularity doesn’t equate to quality?
Which resorts do you feel were snubbed from this Top 10 List? Noticeable absences include Alta, Snowbird, Grand Targhee, and Squaw Valley to name a few.