Entries by PeakRankings

The Most INSANE Ski Resort Lift Ticket Prices

Lift ticket prices at North American ski resorts have risen to truly outrageous levels for the 2022-23 season. In this video, we call out the 10 worst offenders. See this video in written form: https://www.peakrankings.com/content/2022-highest-lift-ticket-prices 0:00 Introduction 0:52 10th Highest Ticket Price 2:03 9th Highest Ticket Price 3:45 8th Highest Ticket Price 5:08 7th Highest […]

2022 Ski Resort Upgrades RANKED – Worst to Best

Our rank order for the major 2022 North American ski resort enhancements, including Keystone’s Peru Six-Pack, Okemo’s Quantum Six and Evergreen Summit Express, Lake Louise’s Lower Juniper expansion, Breckenridge’s Peak 7 Freedom SuperChair, big Sky’s Swift Current 6, Snowbasin’s Middle Bowl Express, Snow King’s Gondola and backside expansion, and Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park. 0:00 Intro […]

Alta vs. Snowbird: An Exhaustive Comparison

An in-depth comparison review of Alta and Snowbird, two ski resorts in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon just east of Salt Lake City. 0:00 Intro 0:51 Snow Quality and Reliability 2:17 Spring Skiing 2:46 Size and Terrain Layout 3:16 Beginner Experience 3:58 Intermediate Experience 4:37 Advanced and Expert Experience 5:37 Hike-to Terrain 6:17 Navigating Lift-Served Terrain […]

Mountain Review: Sunday River

An in-depth video review of Sunday River, a ski area located in western Maine. Filmed in January 2022; conditions were typical for the time of year. Thumbnail image attribution: ChrisRy5 at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), via Wikimedia Commons; modified for use in thumbnail. 0:00 Intro 0:48 Mountain Review 8:34 Getting There and […]

How Vail Resorts Makes Its MONEY

Vail Resorts is now the largest North American mountain resort company in history, operating 40 ski and snowboard destinations around the world. We dive into how the economics of how the company works and how much it pays to be an executive there. 0:00 Intro 0:47 Revenue Breakdown 4:40 Company Costs 6:05 Annual Trends 11:14 […]

Tahoe Ski Resorts RANKED – Worst to Best

Our overall rankings of the destination Lake Tahoe ski resorts for the 2022/23 season, including Homewood, Diamond Peak, Mount Rose, Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, Heavenly, and Palisades Tahoe (Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows). 0:00 Intro 0:51 10th in Tahoe 2:01 9th in Tahoe 3:10 8th in Tahoe 4:20 7th in Tahoe 5:27 6th in Tahoe 6:47 […]

Mountain Review: Breckenridge

An in-depth video review of Breckenridge, a ski area located in the Colorado Front Range. Filmed in March and April 2022. 0:00 Intro 0:43 Mountain Review 10:17 Partner Resorts 10:37 Lodging 11:10 Verdict 11:34 Pricing 11:53 Score Breakdown and Rank Overall Mountain Score: 72/100 — #9 of 18 in Colorado — Snow: 8/10 Resiliency: 7/10 […]

Park City vs. Vail: An Exhaustive Comparison

An in-depth comparison review of Vail and Park City, the two largest ski resorts by skiable terrain in the United States. Park City acreage measurement: https://tinyurl.com/bdn6cedr Vail terrain acreage measurement: https://tinyurl.com/2zmc3tmn 0:00 Intro 0:50 Getting There 1:35 Snow Quality 2:15 Resort Size 2:47 Getting Around 3:54 Terrain Diversity and Aesthetic 4:38 Beginner Experience 5:19 Intermediate […]

Mountain Review: Snowbasin

An in-depth video review of Snowbasin, a ski area located just north of Salt Lake City, Utah. Filmed across two different trips in March 2021 and March 2022. 0:00 Intro 1:01 Mountain Review 9:29 Getting There and Lodging Options 10:01 Verdict 10:32 Score Breakdown and Rank Overall Mountain Score: 77/100 — #3 of 7 in […]