FindTheBest Awards Smart Badges to Top Winter Sports-Related Products and Services

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 28 2011 - 12:50 PM

FindTheBest’s Smart Rating is a Compilation of The Most Trusted Experts in One Spot

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, FindTheBest, an unbiased comparison engine, announces its Smart Badge program that will highlight the top Smart Rated products and services from among a growing number of comparisons.

FindTheBest’s Smart Rating allows users to view a single rating that reflects a weighted compilation of scores from the most trusted, expert sources. A top Smart Rating signifies that reviews from experts have been strong across the board. From these Smart Ratings, FindTheBest has identified the top products and services. Any product or service that has made the cut may claim their badge directly from their listing on

In announcing the program, FindTheBest is releasing its badges in the Winter Sport & Recreation categories. Badges for seven other categories-including Business, Technology, Society, Arts & Entertainment, Science, Education and Reference-will be rolled out within the next few months.

FindTheBest currently has 38 Sports & Recreation-related Comparisons. Of the winter sports-related comparisons, here are the products and services that made FindTheBest’s Top 10 list:

Top 10 Skis:
1. Movement Trust
2. Voile Vector
3. DPS Yvette 112RP Pure
4. K2 Missconduct
5. G3 Saint
6. Volki Nunataq
7. Black Diamond Ember
8. Atomic Century
9. K2 Brightside
10. K2 Hardside

Top 10 Snowboards:
1. K2 Happy Hour
2. Never Summer Proto CT/CTX
3. GNU B-Street
4. Burton Restricted Nug
5. Roxy Ollie Pop
6. Rome Mod Rocker
7. Burton Deja vu
8. Burton Restricted Mr. Nice Guy
9. Smokin Lane Knaack Pro
10. Unity The Whale

Top 10 Ski Resorts:
1. Whistler/Blackcomb Ski Resort
2. Beaver Creek Resort
3. Breckenridge Ski Resort
4. Mammoth
5. Aspen Mountain – Ajax
6. Aspen Highlands
7. Northstar-at-Tahoe
8. Squaw Valley USA
9. Vail Ski Resort
10. Alta Ski Area

Top 10 Heli Skiing:
1. Northern Escape Heli-Skiing
2. Mica Heli Guides
3. Great Canadian Heli-Skiing
4. Wasatch Powderbird Guides Utah Adventures
5. Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
6. Valdez Heliski Guides
7. Eagle Pass Heliskiing
8. Bella Coola Pantheon Heliskiing
9. Alaska Rendezvous Heli-Guides
10. Arctic Heli Skiing

Top 10 Cat Skiing:
1. Mustang Powder
2. Selkirk Wilderness
3. White Grizzly Adventures
4. Retallack
5. Monashee Powder Snowcats
6. Grand Targhee
7. Ski Cooper Chicago Ridge
8. Valhalla Powdercats
9. Island Lake
10. Steamboat Powdercats

To see the full list of all badge winners in the Sports & Recreation category, visit the FindTheBest blog.


FindTheBest is an unbiased, data-driven decision engine. We organize and present data in a consumer-friendly format so that you can make quick and informed decisions based on what’s important to you. What Kayak does for travel, FindTheBest does for the thousands of other decisions in your life.