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Top 5 Ski Resorts in North America

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Have you ever found yourself wondering which are the most amazing places to ski or snowboard in North America? Well, Leavetown.com has the answers! Using something called the Pure Awesomeness Factor (PAF), Zrankings, a website that takes in “gobs” of information to help you “find Awesome better than anybody else,” has compiled an extensive list […]

Have you ever found yourself wondering which are the most amazing places to ski or snowboard in North America? Well, Leavetown.com has the answers!
Using something called the Pure Awesomeness Factor (PAF), Zrankings, a website that takes in “gobs” of information to help you “find Awesome better than anybody else,” has compiled an extensive list to measure the exact awesomeness of all the Ski locations in North America. They’ve looked at snow, terrain, lodging, airports, prices, and more. So, what does that mean for you? An exponentially more awesome ski vacation in North America!
Keep reading for the top 5 places to ski in North America:

5. Telluride Ski Resort, CO 90.2/100 PAF

Telluride Ski Resort
Coming in at number 5, Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado features 2000 acres with a snow quality of 70.5. The 18 lifts in the area provide easy access to prime snowboarding. This resort has a base elevation of 8725 feet and a vertical drop of 3845 feet!

4. Vail Ski Resort, CO – 92.3/100 PAF

Vail Ski Resort
Featuring the highest number of lifts on the list, Vail Ski Resort in Colorado slides in at number 4. With 31 lifts and a travel ease score of 81.1, this resort definitely deserves its Pure Awesomeness rating.

3. Snowbird, UT – 96.7/100 PAF

Snowbird Ski ResortFeaturing an amazing score of 99.6 for travel ease, the best time to hit up the Snowbird ski resort in Utah is from mid-February to mid-March. 27 % of the slopes are easy, 38% are intermediate, and 35 % are difficult, making this resort perfect for all levels of skiers.

2. Alta Ski Area, UT – 96.9/100 PAF

Solitude Ski ResortBeating Snowbird, UT, by .2 on the PAF scale is the Alta Ski Area. This resort features 11 lifts, 2200 acres, and is the number 1 ski resort in the state of Utah. With a travel ease of 98.6, and the trails broken down into 25% easy, 39% intermediate, and 35% difficult with a vertical drop of 2020 feet, this resort has definitely earned its place at number 2 on the list.

1. Jackson Hole, WY – 99/100 PAF

Jackson HoleThe number 1 ski resort in not just Wyoming, but in all of North America, is the Jackson Hole ski resort! Featuring 2500 acres of fresh powder and 12 lifts, Jackson Hole Wyoming is the reigning champion. Just 10% of these slopes are easy, 40% are intermediate, and a whopping 50% are difficult! This is the ideal location for those who want to challenge themselves.
Do you agree with our list? Let us know your favourite ski resort in North America!

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Written by: Kathleen Carrier