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Find the best places to ski in North America

Find the best places to ski in North America
PHOTO COURTESY OF ZRANKINGS

Hopefully, you haven't had too much of winter yet. You can still take part in one of the best things about these wintry months, whether you live in a cold climate or not: skiing.

For a lot of people, Alpine skiing is just a few hours away. Jump in your car with your skis or snowboard and head for the mountains. Once you're on that ski lift looking down at the snowy mountain, your cares disappear.

Skiing is great, no matter if you're a novice or a pro. However, not all ski resorts are great. Which is where ZRankings can help out.

The easy-to-use and beautiful site lists the best ski resorts in the United States and Canada. ZRanking's editors use a complex algorithm they call PAF, in which they consider 20 metrics like vertical drop, ease of access, and a town's ambience, to determine which resorts are best.

They include hundreds of ski resorts, which you can sort by region. So, what's No. 1? That's Jackson Hole in Wyoming (99 PAF score), for its 367 inches of snowfall, 2,500 acres, 10,450-foot summit, 4,139-foot vertical drop and its 12 ski lifts.

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