Ski Resorts with Highest Average Snowfall

Mt. Baker

Deming, WA

  • Vertical Drop 1,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10


Kirkwood, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,000 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,300 ac
  • Number of Lifts 12


Alta, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,538 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,614 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Alta is one of the oldest ski resorts in the U.S., opening its debut lift in 1939.

Timberline Ski Area

Government Camp, OR

  • Vertical Drop 4,540 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,685 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9

Timberline Ski Area in Oregon has the longest ski season in North America, allowing powder hounds access to snowy slopes long after other resorts have closed for the summer.

Alyeska Resort

Girdwood, AK

  • Vertical Drop 3,200 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,610 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9

Sugar Bowl

Norden, CA

  • Vertical Drop 1,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,650 ac
  • Number of Lifts 12

As one of the country’s oldest ski areas, Sugar Bowl has been pleasing the ski enthusiast since 1939.


Malta, ID

  • Vertical Drop 1,000 ft
  • Skiable Area 500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 3

Surrounded by the Sawtooth National Forest in Albion, Idaho, Pomerelle Ski Resort provides skiers with 24 expertly groomed slopes and two terrain parks.


Solitude, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,494 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,200 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9


Snowbird, UT

  • Vertical Drop 3,240 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14

Powder Mountain

Eden, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,205 ft
  • Skiable Area 8,464 ac
  • Number of Lifts 9


Brighton, UT

  • Vertical Drop 1,875 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,050 ac
  • Number of Lifts 7

Grand Targhee

Alta, WY

  • Vertical Drop 2,270 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,602 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5

Thanks to its location on the west side of the Tetons, Grand Targhee Resort often sees ample snowfall created when Pacific-born storms reach the mountain peaks. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a family ski destination in Wyoming. Ten percent of marked trails were designed with beginners in mind, while a whopping 70 percent of runs cater to intermediate skiers. Grand Targhee also offers child care and learning programs for youngsters of all ages, not to mention the Kid’s Adventure Zone, terrain designed to help new skiers and boarders improve their moves.

Crystal Mountain

Enumclaw, WA

  • Vertical Drop 3,100 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11


Twin Bridges, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,212 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14

Sierra-at-Tahoe sets the bar with 2,122 vertical feet of dynamic terrain, 2,000 acres of skiable landscape and almost 500 inches of fresh powder annually.

Mount Bachelor

Bend, OR

  • Vertical Drop 3,365 ft
  • Skiable Area 4,323 ac
  • Number of Lifts 15

Stevens Pass

Skykomish, WA

  • Vertical Drop 1,800 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,125 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Teton Village, WY

  • Vertical Drop 4,139 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 16

Wyoming’s premier ski resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort features 2,500 skiable acres and 133 trails, not to mention four terrain parks and plenty of backcountry acreage. This sprawling ski area is perfectly suited to intermediate and advanced skiers, with nearly 40 percent of trails designed for intermediate, and almost all the rest marked black diamond. Although less than 5 percent of Jackson Hole’s trails cater to beginners, the resort does have a ski school and private ski instruction. The resort and the neighboring town ofJacksonalso feature a thriving après-ski scene.


Homewood, CA

  • Vertical Drop 1,650 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,260 ac
  • Number of Lifts 8

Eagle Point

Beaver, UT

  • Vertical Drop 1,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 650 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5


Sisters, OR

  • Vertical Drop 1,035 ft
  • Skiable Area 800 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Olympic Valley, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,850 ft
  • Skiable Area 6,200 ac
  • Number of Lifts 29

Wolf Creek

Pagosa Springs, CO

  • Vertical Drop 1,604 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10

Willamette Pass

Eugene, OR

  • Vertical Drop 1,563 ft
  • Skiable Area 555 ac
  • Number of Lifts 5

Mount Hood Meadows

Mt Hood, OR

  • Vertical Drop 2,777 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,150 ac
  • Number of Lifts 13

Mt. Hood Meadows in Mount Hood, Oregon, is a skier’s playground with six terrain parks and 2,150 acres of the most varied, skiable terrain in the Northwest.

The Summit at Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie Pass, WA

  • Vertical Drop 2,280 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,994 ac
  • Number of Lifts 25


Georgetown, CO

  • Vertical Drop 2,210 ft
  • Skiable Area 1,800 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Loveland Ski Area in Colorado boasts 1,800 acres of skiable terrain and educational programs to help you make the most of the slopes.

Silverton Mountain

Silverton, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,087 ft
  • Skiable Area 26,819 ac
  • Number of Lifts 1

Silverton Mountain Ski Resort is one of the country’s most thrilling ski destinations, boasting 1,819 acres of some of the steepest terrain in North America.

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Lakes, CA

  • Vertical Drop 3,100 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,500 ac
  • Number of Lifts 25

Boreal Mountain

Soda Springs, CA

  • Vertical Drop 500 ft
  • Skiable Area 380 ac
  • Number of Lifts 8

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