Resort Ratings System

Hey Everyone!  So before I got started with the resort reviews, I wanted to lay out the system that I will be using for the reviews.  This will show you the categories I will be looking at and what I will be looking for in each category.  It also explains how the ratings will be made.  Check it out:

Snow Quality – This takes into account both the amount of snow, as well as the quality of the snow itself, how fluffy and light or how heavy and wet it may be.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

Crowds – This will look at how crowded the lines may get, if there are a lot of backups and lines or if it’s hot laps all day.  This will also look at how quickly new snow is wipe off the mountain.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

Lift Infrastructure – This will analyze the amount of lifts, as well as the quality of the lifts as a whole.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

Trail Variety – This will count the number of trails for each ability level, for example: 12 green, 15 blue, 10 black.  There may be a small explanation following the stats.

Trail Quality – This will look at how well the trails are kept, how well the snow holds on the trails or how icy they get.  This will also take into account the terrain park, though the terrain park will be rated more thoroughly later.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

Terrain Parks – This will check out the resorts’ terrain parks and look at how much feature variety is present, along with how well each feature is crafted and how well the snow is kept.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

Family Friendly – This will focus on the amenities the resort has for children and families such as daycare facilities, pools, and ski school facilities and programs, as well as how many beginner trails the resort has.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

Cost – This will analyze the prices of day passes at the resort and the price of lodging at the resort.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

Nightlife – This will look at what types of après ski options are available to guests at the resort.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

Things to do – This will take a peek at the other adventures you can embark on from the resort, mostly focused on winter activities.  These activities could include cat-skiing, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, ice skating, etc.  Some summer activities will be considered such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing, etc.  The scale will be Poor, Average, Good, Great, and Excellent.  An explanation will accompany the rating.

So that’s how I’ll be doing these resort reviews.  I plan on posting a similar chart for the snowboard, bindings, and boot reviews as well.  Have a great day everyone! Hope you’re all stoked on the site and continue to follow us!

CWALT

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