Ski Resorts with Largest Skiable Area

  • Vertical Drop 3,226 ft
  • Skiable Area 7,300 ac
  • Number of Lifts 44

Powder Mountain

Eden, UT

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

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Olympic Valley, CA

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

Big Sky

Big Sky, MT

  • Vertical Drop 4,366 ft
  • Skiable Area 5,850 ac
  • Number of Lifts 39

Vail

Vail, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,450 ft
  • Skiable Area 5,317 ac
  • Number of Lifts 33

Heavenly Mountain

South Lake Tahoe, CA

  • Vertical Drop 3,500 ft
  • Skiable Area 4,800 ac
  • Number of Lifts 27

Mount Bachelor

Bend, OR

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

Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Lakes, CA

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

Aspen-Snowmass

Aspen, CO

  • Vertical Drop 4,406 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,342 ac
  • Number of Lifts 19

Northstar California

Truckee, CA

  • Vertical Drop 2,280 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,170 ac
  • Number of Lifts 20

Keystone

Keystone, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,128 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,148 ac
  • Number of Lifts 20

Winter Park Resort

Winter Park, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,060 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,081 ac
  • Number of Lifts 23

Snowbasin

Huntsville, UT

  • Vertical Drop 2,900 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11
  • Vertical Drop 2,353 ft
  • Skiable Area 3,000 ac
  • Number of Lifts 14

Steamboat

Steamboat Springs, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,668 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,965 ac
  • Number of Lifts 18

Breckenridge

Breckenridge, CO

  • Vertical Drop 3,398 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,908 ac
  • Number of Lifts 34

Schweitzer Mountain

Sandpoint, ID

  • Vertical Drop 2,400 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,900 ac
  • Number of Lifts 10

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.

Bogus Basin

Boise, ID

  • Vertical Drop 1,800 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,600 ac
  • Number of Lifts 11

Snowbird

Snowbird, UT

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

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.

Copper Mountain

Frisco, CO

  • Vertical Drop 2,738 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,507 ac
  • Number of Lifts 24

49 Degrees North

Chewelah, WA

  • Vertical Drop 1,851 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,325 ac
  • Number of Lifts 8

Kirkwood

Kirkwood, CA

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

Crystal Mountain

Enumclaw, WA

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

Discovery

Anaconda, MT

  • Vertical Drop 2,388 ft
  • Skiable Area 2,200 ac
  • Number of Lifts 8

Alta

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.

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.

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