For the fourth consecutive year the White Book of Ski Areas is the official choice of Money magazine as the source of its ski related data for the annual 100 Best Places to Live issue. The data is used to calculate the proximity of ski areas to the cities and towns under consideration. Best Places to Live receives tens of millions of views every year.

“Since The White Book of Ski Areas is fundamental to Wikipedia, it was no surprise The White Book and Money Magazine teamed up again for the annual Best Places to Live feature”, according to publisher David Schissler. Money magazine has also had its influence on the White Book. One of the many new features built into our re-designed site for the 2017-2018 season is GPS coordinates for 490 ski areas and resorts. Having the coordinates available allows our audience to enter them into their GPS and drive right to their destination.

The White Book of Ski Areas has been published since 1975. It’s the oldest, most complete directory of North American ski areas and resorts. The White Book is a fast-find, statistical data base/directory of nearly 500 ski areas in North America. Within its pages, visitors find mountain listings including the vertical drop, annual snowfall, lift system, type of terrain, skiable acreage, number of trails, number of parks and pipes, ticket pricing, tubing parks, skating rinks, cat-skiing, heli-skiing, cross-country centers, night skiing and resort rankings based on six key categories: vertical, annual snowfall, longest run, riders per hour, skiable acres, and riders per hour. Visitors can also access commentary, interviews, news and events in The White Blog and Women in the Snow.  SkiTube is a must visit for video fans.

To see Money magazine’s Best Places to Live 2017 visit Money Best Place to Live 2017.To learn more about their methodology visit: Money Best Places to Live 2017 Methodology

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Infogroup’s human-verified business database consisting of over 16 million records across the U.S. was used in MONEY’s evaluation of the volume and quality of resources available to residents. Infogroup’s data consists of attributes such as business profiles, openings, closings, images, social URLs, geographical coordinates, and more.