Compare the mountain terrain stats at the best ski resorts in the nation. To learn more about each ski resort, click on the the resort name.




Location Alaska Trails/Terrain
Alyeska Alyeska Resort is truly a playground for all levels of skiers and riders. Offering 1,500 skiable acres, 76 named trails and over 650″ of snow annually, Alyeska lives up to its reputation as steep and deep. Summit: 3,939’ Vertical Rise: 3200’ Beginner 11%, Intermediate 52%, Advanced 37%.


Location California/Tahoe Trails/Terrain
Alpine Meadows Alpine Meadows attracts skiers and riders who are passionate about their turns, or want to spend some quality time with their family. 2,400 patrolled acres. 100 designated runs. Summit: 8,637’ Base: 6,835’ Beginner 25%, Intermediate 40%, Expert/Advanced 35%.
Heavenly Straddling the border of California & Nevada, and located on the shore of Lake Tahoe, no other mountain compares to the inspiring scenic beauty and exhilarating experience of Heavenly. Trails: 97. Base Elevation: 6,540 feet – California, 7,200 feet – Nevada. Summit: 10,067 feet. Vertical Rise: 3,500 feet. 4,800 acres (California’s largest resort). Beginner 20%, Intermediate 45%, Expert/Advanced 35%
Kirkwood Kirkwood is tucked in a unique location in Tahoe offering an average of 600 inches of light, dry snowfall. Kirkwood is a small mountain town located 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe. Top Elevation: 9,800 feet. 2,000 vertical feet, 2,300 skiable acres. 72 named trails. Half pipe & 2 Terrain Parks Beginner 15%, Intermediate 50%, Expert/Advanced 15%
Mammoth Playing big in the High Sierra happens 365 days a year, snow or shine. Your search for the endless winter is over. With over 400″ of annual snowfall, thousands of acres of epic terrain and an altitude that keeps things white into summer. Top Elevation: 11,053 feet. Over 3,100 vertical feet, 3,500 skiable acres. 150 named trails. Beginner 25%, Intermediate 40%, Expert/Advanced 35%
Sierra at Tahoe Ask any local what they love about Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort and, aside from the 480 annual inches of fresh powder a year, 2,212 vertical feet, access to Huckleberry Canyon, state-of-the-art terrain parks, wind protected slopes, and carveable corduroy, they’ll tell you it’s the vibe. 2,000 Acres. 8,852′ Top Elevation. 6,640′ Bottom Elevation. 46 Slopes and Trails. Beginner 25%, Intermediate 50%, Expert/Advanced 25%
NorthStar at Tahoe A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar® Resort offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award winning terrain parks, and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Base Elevation: 6,330 ft. Vertical Drop: 2,280 ft. Summit Elevation: 8,610 ft. Beginner 13%, Intermediate 60%, Expert/Advanced 27%
Squaw Valley The legendary destination ski resort in North Lake Tahoe offers over 170 diverse trails spread across 6 mountains with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the high Sierras. Base Elevation: 6,200’. Peak Elevation: 9,050’. Vertical rise: 2,850’. Skiable Acres: 3600. Beginner 25%, Intermediate 45%, Expert/Advanced 30%


Location Colorado Trails/Terrain
Aspen Snowmass Anyplace else this would be four separate vacations. Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – with over 5,300 acres of terrain and boundless dining and nightlife, there are more than enough reasons to visit the most exciting winter escape in the world. Snowmass has a vertical drop of 4,406 feet. Terrain for all levels on 4 separate mountains.
Beaver Creek From the gentle, manicured slopes of Bachelor Gulch, to the open intermediate trails of Larkspur and Rose Bowl, to the steep bumps of Grouse Mountain, skiers and riders of all abilities will feel at home on our mountain. 776 groomed acres a day or a total of 106,000 acres per season of pure corduroy for your skiing pleasure. 1815 skiable acres. 149 trails. Base Elevation: 8,100 ft. Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft. Vertical Rise: 4,040 ft. Beginner 19%, Intermediate 43%, Expert/Advanced 38%
Breckenridge Breckenridge boasts 2,358 acres of Colorado’s finest terrain, including five terrain parks, two half-pipes and 155 trails spread across four huge peaks and an authentic hip mountain town. Base Elevation: 9,600 feet. Summit Elevation: 12,998 feet. Vertical Rise: 3,398 feet. Beginner 14%, Intermediate 31%, Expert/Advanced 55%
Crested Butte Crested Butte Mountain Resort has a natural character that is both distinctive and exhilarating for any ability level. From the abundant wide open green and blue groomed trails to more advanced long cruisers and the famous extreme limits of the North Face and Headwall, the mountain has it all. Summit – 12,162 feet. Base – 9,375 feet. Vertical Drop – 3062 feet. 1167 Skiable Acres. 121 Trails. Beginner 23%, Intermediate 57%, Expert/Advanced 20%
Keystone With three unbelievable mountains, tons of outdoor adventures, lodging and dining all in two unique villages, it’s clear that Keystone is the best place to experience the best of the Rocky Mountains. The fun and excitement is all in one convenient location. 3148 Skiable Acres. Vertical: 3,128 ft. Base elevation: 9,280 ft. Summit elevation: 12,408 ft. 135 Trails. Beginner 19%, Intermediate 32%, Expert/Advanced 49%
Steamboat Seven thousand feet up in the Colorado Rockies, nestled quietly below one of the largest ski mountains in North America, sits a small ranching community that serves as a constant reminder that the Old West is alive and well. With 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet, and nearly 3,000 skiable acres, Steamboat’s 6 peaks are filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows, legendary trees and Mavericks Superpipe. Base Elevation: 6900 feet. Summit: 10,568 feet. Beginner 14%, Intermediate 42%, Expert/Advanced 44%
Telluride Telluride’s slopes and lifts remain uncrowded throughout the season – so you can really enjoy your ski vacation. Averaging more than 300 inches of snow and 300 days of sunshine each year, odds are you’ll find fantastic conditions on Telluride’s 2000 skiable acres. Base Elevation: 8725 feet. Maximum Elevation: 13,150 feet. Vertical drop: 4,425 feet. 125 Trails. Beginner 23%, Intermediate 36%, Expert/Advanced 41%
Vail At Vail, enjoy 7 miles of mountain front, 7 back bowls famous from here to Timbuktu. 3 terrain parks, 300 days of sunshine. 5289 acres to make your mark. Vail Mountain is the ultimate blank canvas. But nobody comes here to do it by the numbers. Vertical: 3450 ft. Base Elevation: 8120 ft. Summit Elevation: 11,570 ft. 193 Trails. Beginner 18%, Intermediate 29%, Expert/Advanced 53%


Location East Coast Trails/Terrain
SugarLoaf, Maine Sugarloaf is the largest ski area east of the Rockies. Summit Elevation: 4237 feet. Vertical Drop: 2820 feet. Skiable Acres: 1056 developed. 153 Trails. 3 Terrain Parks. 1 Superpipe. Beginner 23%, Intermediate 34%, Expert/Advanced 43%
Killington, Vermont Spread out over six mountains, Killington Resort offers 140 trails and 71 miles of diverse and spacious terrain. Summit Elevation: 4241 feet. Vertical Drop: 3050 feet. Skiable Acres: 752. Multiple terrain parks and superpipes. Beginner 28%, Intermediate 33%, Expert/Advanced 39%
Stowe, Vermont Whether you’re interested in fine wine or big air (or both), Stowe delivers as the East’s premier skiing & snowboarding resort. Summit Elevation: 4395 feet. Vertical Drop: 2160 feet. Skiable Acres: 485. 116 Trails. Terrain Parks & Pipes. Beginner 16%, Intermediate 59%, Expert/Advanced 25%
Stratton, Vermont Stratton Mountain Ski Resort in Vermont offers nearly 600 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain including top ranked terrain parks, convenient lodging, slopeside Village, Sports Center, Spa and a full slate of winter and summer events and activities. Vertical Drop: 2003 feet. 94 Trails. Beginner 42%, Intermediate 31%, Advanced 27%
White Face, NY Whiteface, the Olympic Mountain, offers the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies and trails for everyone in your family. At the top of Whiteface, spare a moment to take in the views of the surrounding Adirondack peaks of New York. Summit Elevation: 4867 feet. Vertical Drop: 3430 feet. Skiable Acres: 283. 86 Trails. Beginner 20%, Intermediate 43%, Expert/Advanced 37%


Location Idaho Trails/Terrain
Schweitzer Stand at the top and stare at three mountain ranges, Canada and three states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and gladed runs. Terrain: 2900 acres, 92 marked trails with vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing. Summit Elevation: 6,400 feet. Vertical Drop: 2,400 feet. Beginner 10%, Intermediate 40%, Expert/Advanced 50%
Sun Valley Sun Valley Resort is America’s first destination resort with two mountains: Bald & Dollar Mountain. Simply put, Baldy is one of the world’s top ski mountains – acclaimed by top rated skiers and riders around the globe.Skiable Acreage: 2054. Trails: 80. Bald Mountain: Summit Elevation: 9150 ft. Vertical Feet: 3400. Beginner 36%, Intermediate 42%, Expert/Advanced 22%


Location Montana Trails/Terrain
WhiteFish They don’t call it Big Mountain for nothing, you know. We’ve got over 3,000 acres of terrain, and most of it is accessible with a single 7-1/2 minute lift ride. Lift lines? What are those? Terrain: 3000 acres, 98 marked trails with vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing. Summit Elevation: 6817 ft. Vertical Drop: 2,353 ft. Beginner 15%, Intermediate 35%, Expert/Advanced 50%
Red Lodge Red Lodge Mountain Resort has a long history dating back to 1960 when the ski area first opened. For those who seek an un-crowded, authentic ski experience where one can truly relax and have fun, Red Lodge Mountain Resort is the mecca. Vertical Drop: 2,400 Feet. Base Elevation: 7,016 Feet. Summit Elevation: 9,416 Feet. 65 trails and groomed slopes. 60 acres gladed tree skiing. Beginner 17%, Intermediate 45%, Expert/Advanced 38%
Big Sky Big Sky offers instant access some of the most diverse skiing and snowboarding amongst breathtaking vistas in the lower 48. Float down a 2,000 vertical foot, powder filled bowl beneath Lone Peak; Weave through the Bavarian Forest; Ride the Lone Peak Tram for a bird’s eye view of untamed wilderness. 3,832 acres – 150 named runs covering over 85 miles on three separate mountains. Summit (Lone Peak) – 11,166 feet. Base (Mountain Village) – 7,500 feet. Base (Lone Moose) – 6,800 feet. Vertical Drop – 4,350 feet. Beginner 14%, Intermediate 26%, Expert/Advanced 60%


Location New Mexico Trails/Terrain
Taos Taos remains one of the few family owned and operated ski resorts in North America. To this day it is still run by the founders’ children and grandchildren. Because of this long tradition of family, no other ski resort can make you feel as welcome. Summit Elevation: 12481 feet. Vertical Drop: 2612 feet. Acreage: 1294. Trails: 110. Beginner 24%, Intermediate 25%, Expert/Advanced 51%


Location Oregon Trails/Terrain
Mt. Bachelor At one of the largest resorts in North America, Skiers, Snowboarders and Nordic Skiers will find great conditions, plenty of snow, big terrain, short lift lines and a great value. Minutes from Bend, Redmond, Sunriver and Sisters, Oregon, Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort offers nearly 3700 acres of varied terrain and sits in the high desert of the Central Cascades and is known for dry snow and the best skiing and riding in the West. Summit Elevation: 9065 feet. Vertical Drop: 3365 feet. Trails: 71. Beginner 15%, Intermediate 25%, Expert/Advanced 60%


Location Utah Trails/Terrain
Alta Whatever your ability, Alta is for you! Alta Ski Area provides the skiing, with access to all you needs. Deep powder, a variety of terrain, and spectacular scenery make Alta world renowned. Its best kept secret is the great beginner and intermediate terrain. Summit Elevation: 10,550 feet. Vertical Drop: 2020 feet. Acreage: 2200. Trails: 116. Beginner 25%, Intermediate 40%, Expert/Advanced 35%
Deer Valley Deer Valley was named the #1 ski resort in North America by readers of SKI Magazine an impressive five years in a row. Summit Elevation: 9570 feet. Vertical Drop: 3000 feet. Skiable Acreage: 2026. Trails: 100. Terrain for all levels on mountains and peaks.
Park City Mountain Park City Mountain Resort is now the largest ski resort after combining Park City Mountain Resort with the Canyons. Terrain for all levels on mountains and peaks.
Snowbasin Snowbasin’s 2,959 vertical feet of ski trails, powder bowls and lush glades cover over 3,300 acres and truly offer terrain to suit everyone’s needs. Further, our runs are long & wide, blanketed with an average 400 inch yearly snowfall, causing winter sports enthusiasts to return again and again. Trails: 113. Beginner 20%, Intermediate 50%, Expert/Advanced 30%
Snowbird Snowbird and Alta were named the No. 1 ski resort in North America in 2008 by Outside Magazine. Summit Elevation: 11,000 feet. Base Elevation: 7760 feet. Skiable Acreage: 2500. Trails: 85. Beginner 27%, Intermediate 38%, Expert/Advanced 35%
Sundance We sit in a wonderful protected setting, against magnificent 12,000 ft. Mount Timpanogos. Few places in the world have the majesty, beauty and convenience of Sundance. We offer beginner to expert skiing with terrain suitable for any skill level with 42 runs spread over 450 acres of snow-smothered terrain. Terrain for all levels.


Location Washington Trails/Terrain
Crystal At Crystal Mountain, we’re big and we’re bold (but we also play nice with beginners). The largest ski area in Washington featuring a total of 2,600 acres and over 50 named runs is an easy drive from anywhere in the Puget Sound. Summit Elevation: 7012 feet. Vertical: 3100 feet. Beginner 11%, Intermediate 54%, Expert/Advanced 35%
Summit at Snoqualmie Situated less than an hour from Seattle and composed of four unique base areas, we pride ourselves on our convenience and diversity of terrain. Skiable Acres: 1916. Vertical Drop at Alpental: 2280 feet. Summit Elevation at Alpental: 5420 feet. Beginner 14%, Intermediate 45%, Expert/Advanced 41%
Location Wyoming Trails/Terrain
Grand Targhee Cradled in the western slope of the Teton Mountains, our full-service, year-round resort promises you the vacation of your dreams. We have two mountain peaks with over 1,500 acres of lift served skiable terrain. We are famous for our consistently superb snow conditions with over 500 inches annually. Terrain for all levels.
Jackson Hole With 2,500 acres of legendary inbounds terrain, a 4,139′ vertical rise, 459″ of average snowfall each winter, and unparalleled backcountry access, Jackson Hole offers a truly unique winter experience. Two distinct mountains in the heart of the Tetons – Rendezvous and Apres Vous – make up Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and have been home to incredible skiing and snowboarding for the past 40 years. Summit Elevation: 10,450 feet. Trails: 116 Beginner 10%, Intermediate 40%, Expert/Advanced 50%



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