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Ski break.

The holidays have a way of packing on the pounds, so what better way to counterbalance our cold-comfort gluttony than sliding across packed powder? According to a recent Forbes survey of the top 10 ski resorts in the U.S., three are in Utah (Snowbird, Alta, Solitude), two are in California (Squaw Valley, Mammoth) and two are in Colorado (Vail, Telluride).

The magazine's algorithm measures the PAF (Pure Awesomeness Factor) with a combination of data that includes total vertical drop, skitown ambience and quality of snow. Top-ranked is Jackson Hole, Wyo., with the highest vertical drop (4,139 feet) and a summit that reaches 10,450 feet. The resort with the highest percentage of months with more than 90" of snow? Alta at 50%.

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Title Annotation:DIRT: A COMPENDIUM OF THE REAL ESTALKER DISH, STATS AND SPACES; ski resorts ranked
Author:Chagollan, Steve
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 2, 2014
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