Top 5 Snowboarding Resorts for Every Category

First, we sat down and figured out what the most important resort qualities were for snowboarding. Then, we ranked those qualities in order of importance. Then, we did an informal survey and determined the top 5 resorts for every category. Here are the results:

Snow Quality

1. Snowbird
2. Mt. Baker
3. Solitude
4. Grand Targhee
5. Kirkwood

Terrain

1. Mt. Baker
2. Whistler Blackcomb
3. Sunday River
4. Snowbird
5. Telluride

Challenge

1. Mt. Baker
2. Whistler Blackcomb
3. Jackson Hole
4. A-Basin
5. Sunday River

Value

1. Mt. Baker
2. A-Basin
3. Boreal
4. Brighton
5. Grand Targhee

Ride Vibe

1. Mammoth
2. Whistler Blackcomb
3. A-Basin
4. Mt. Hood Meadows
5. Boreal

Lifts

1. Whistler Blackcomb
2. Mammoth 
3. Vail
4. Winter Park
5. The Canyons

Weather

1. A-Basin
2. Steamboat
3. Solitude
4. Copper
5. Beaver Creek

Accessibility

1. Stevens Pass
2. The Canyons
3. Snowbird
4. Solitude
5. Copper

Scenery

1. Jackson Hole
2. Telluride
3. Grand Targhee
4. Mt. Baker
5. A-Basin

Grooming

1. Sunday River
2. Okemo
3. Mammoth
4. Northstar
5. Winter Park

Resort Service

1. Whistler Blackcomb
2. Telluride
3. The Canyons
4. Sunday River
5. Vail

Lodging

1. Whistler Blackcomb
2. Telluride
3. Sunday River
4. Vail
5. Northstar

Dining

1. Whistler Blackcomb
2. Vail
3. Crested Butte
4. Breckenridge
5. Steamboat

Apres/Nightlife

1. Whistler Blackcomb
2. Vail
3. Killington
4. Sunday River
5. Breckenridge

Off-hill Activities

1. Whistler Blackcomb
2. Vail
3. Breckenridge
4. Steamboat
5. Heavenly

On-mountain Food

1. Whistler Blackcomb
2. Northstar
3. Sugarloaf
4. Keystone
5. Telluride

Family Programs

1. Steamboat
2. Breckenridge
3. Whistler Blackcomb
4. Vail
5. Keystone

Best Halfpipe

1. Breckenridge
2. Stratton
3. Whistler Blackcomb
4. Mt. Snow
5. Vail

Best Snowboard Park

1. Whistler Blackcomb
2. Breckenridge
3. Mammoth 
4. Snow Summit
5. The Canyons

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