....when comparing areas 1000s of mile apart.

Vertical and snowfall are alot bigger indicators and ever then both can be very misleading.

Vertical

Mount Baker, wa -1500 vertical feet

Snowshoe, Wv -1500 vertical feet

must be equal right

Alta, Utah - 2020 feet

MRG, Vt - 2027 feet

the same right?(actually MRG is steeper top to bottom)

Top Lift Elevation

Alpental, wa 5400 vertical feet

Beech, Nc 5500 vertical Feet

Beech has to be the one right?

Aleyska, Ak 2750 feet

Hidden Valley, Pa 3000 feet

Pa is higher than alaska!

Highest Hike to terrain

Aleyska, Ak 3900 feet

Stowe, Vt 4395 feet

Stowe must be 400 feet better right!

Fact top lift elevation is one of the dumbest thing I have ever heard argued on here.