1617 Liftopia Best In Snow Awards

King Pine Named Winner In Liftopia 2016-17 Best In Snow

Posted On
Jan 31 2017

King Pine has been recognized as the #2 Beginner Friendly and #5 Family Friendly ski areas in the North East, winning 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards, Powered by Liftopia.

“We’re proud to earn this recognition,” said Thomas Prindle, Director of Marketing for King Pine Ski Area and Hoyt Family businesses. “Considering Liftopia’s wide-reaching audience and direct customer database of skiers and snowboarders, these awards are uniquely different from other popular ski reader-based or simple online voting rankings.”

The 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards, Powered By Liftopia, are the pre-eminent rankings of the best and most beloved ski areas in North America. Unlike other rankings, this list is the only one that incorporates the largest dataset in the industry combined with feedback from thousands of skiers and snowboarders to determine ski areas they are most passionate about. 

To compile the awards, Liftopia surveyed their customers to measure their enthusiasm on specific aspects of their favorite resorts such as family friendliness, challenging terrain, crowds, and snow consistency and quality. More than 10,000 responses were then weighted with a proprietary algorithm based on Liftopia’s exclusive dataset that includes resorts’ total visits per season, acreage and average lift ticket prices to surface the best ski areas overall, across seven categories and five regions, based on what matters most to skiers and snowboarders.

“For years consumers have told us they wanted a ranking system that wasn’t based simply on which resorts were the biggest, relied on a handful of “expert” opinions or even pay-to-play advertising dollars. They wanted to know which ski areas that other customers loved the most,” said Evan Reece, co-founder and CEO of Liftopia. “We crafted the Best in Snow Awards using details from a consumer survey and our proprietary data to uncover the ski areas people are most passionate about, all over North America.”

Methodology and the complete list of winners in the 2016-17 Liftopia Best in Snow Awards can be found here: http://bestinsnow.liftopia.com/.