Forbes contributor Christopher Steiner, creator of the Pure Awesomeness Factor (PAF) algorithm for rating ski resorts has recently released Forbes 2014’s The Top 10 Ski Resorts in The United States list. Topping the list with a Pure Awesomeness Factor of 94.6 is Jackson Hole’s very own Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, beating out Utah’s famed Snowbird and Alta resorts. Based on an analysis of data in over 30 categories, covering 182 U.S. resorts, Christopher Steiner is confident his PAF algorithm is a true representation of – in Christopher’s words – “how many drips of fun can be wrung from one ski trip”.
His comprehensive fun analysis stretches beyond the quality and quantity of snow, terrain, features and vertical feet to include fun off the slopes and convenient access, great food and comfortable lodging.
So there you have it… if Christopher Steiner’s praises aren’t reason enough to convince you to book that ticket to Jackson Hole, maybe the prospect of free lift tickets on Black Friday will. Yes, you read correctly. Free lift tickets at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Friday, November 29, 2013 to celebrate Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s number one ranking. There is a suggested donation of $1 or more to a couple of local non profits (Teton Adaptive Sports and/or Friends of Pathways) which will be matched up to $5,000 by the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.