My point is that stats don't tell the whole story. But sure, they're interesting.
Based on stats, one would never ski say Targhee over Jackson. Some real slow lifts, lack of steeps. If you're not dropping cliffs, or aren't an intermediate, why bother? ( Yes two very different demographics but Targhee has cliffs from 10 to well over 200 feet)
I would bet however, that those at the gathering had either a better time, or at least as good, at Targhee over Jackson. One could poll it, or go by the large numbers who elected to do a second day at Targhee driving well over an hour instead of driving 15 min to Jackson. And... most would still rate Jackson as "better". But they all elected to go to the worser area.