That part of my post was a dig at Huddler.
"When I'm searching for resorts, I want factual information about a particular resort. I'll look for reviews after I find basic information first."
Completely agree! I would add that for the first look, I want the facts quickly. For details, I can always go to the website of the ski area. The advantage of using a source like EpicSki is that the info is in a consistent format. So it's easier to compare across possible options for a ski trip.
Personally, I don't care much about rankings. Just as I'm not going to pick a ski because it's highly rated, my reasons for choosing a ski destination are unlikely to match up with any reviewer. Especially when most reviewers are advanced/expert skiers who are more interested in off-piste than groomers or bowls that an intermediate can enjoy for days.
Reviews are useful. But recent threads that answer specific questions from someone who is thinking of a trip to a given region or resort are far more valuable.
With respect to the rankings, I believe the community wants some combination of the following:
It is very difficult to figure out the relationship between Epicski management and Huddler. It seems like Epicski management should either be the boss or the customer, but in many ways, Huddler seems to be running the show. I hope you aren't paying them very much.
Instead of rankings which seem meaningless, simply list the resort via the interactive map and offer reviews like Google or Yelp.