Inside the best of Business Insider's data crunching ski resort results

Written by Anna Husted on at

I wish I could say that I spent weeks crunching numbers and putting them into a fancy scoring system that resulted in Business Insider being the best online business publication or FindTheBest the best online business comparison site. However, I left the number crunching to the numbers people, and they found that Big Sky Resort is the best ski resort in America (those are the numbers talking). With a 97 percent smart rating from FindTheBest, Big Sky Resort ranked number one with 34 points (almost twice that of second place finisher, Jackson Hole, which scored 18 points).

Here's how it works:
The Scoring:
10 points for each 1st place finish
8 points for each 2nd place finish
6 points for 3rd
4 points for 4th
2 points for 5th

Round 1: Skiable Acres
Big Sky ranked first.
Round 2: Vertical
Big Sky ranked third.
Round 3: Average Snowfall
Big Sky ranked sixth.
Round 4: Longest Run
Big Sky ranked second.
Round 5: Number of Trails
Big Sky ranked first.

Not only is Big Sky Resort ahead of the rest based on the facts, it's ahead of the rest based on so much more: amenities, friendliness, and a sense of belonging. It is the place where so many people venture into new experiences, whether by skiing for the first time or skiing powder for the first time. Book a trip to the best ski resort in America today.
-Anna

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Skier: Lyndsey Owens   Photo: Lonnie Ball

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