Ski resorts by vertical feet ranking
Ski resorts by vertical feet ranking
Accurate Lift-served Vertical Feet Totals*
For Most North American Ski Resorts

Includes total, lift-served* and continuous vertical**

To Main

5,620 feet (Most continuous LIFT-SERVED vertical in North and South America. Chamonix, France, has the greatest, or most, vertical in the world at 9,209ft)
Revelstoke - Old Mount Mackenzie, Revelstoke, British Columbia, CANada

5,133 feet (The resort stretches the vert to 5,280ft, a vertical mile, for marketing purposes)
BLACKCOMB - Whistler, B.C., CAN

4,978 feet
WHISTLER - Whistler, B.C., CAN

4,406 feet
(the 4,406 reported includes hiking or using the cable tow which runs a few weeks per season - 3,723 vf is more typical)
SNOWMASS Ski Area - Snowmass Village, Colorado

4,350 feet
(appx. 3,650 vertical feet of this total is skiable as one continuous run)
BIG SKY - Big Sky, Montana

4,139 feet
(Most continuous 'lift-served vertical' skiing in the U.S., but not North America)
JACKSON HOLE/Teton Village - Teton Village, Wyoming

4,131 feet
KICKING HORSE - Golden, British Columbia, CAN

4,040 feet
(3,360 continuous vertical)
BEAVER CREEK - Avon, Colorado

3,820 feet
(the reported 4,000vf requires hiking above the top lift)
PANORAMA - Panorama, British Columbia, CAN

3,635 feet
Aspen Highlands - Aspen Highlands, Colo

3,620 feet
(7,250' with hike...heh)
(Second greatest amount of chairlift-served continuous vertical in the U.S. The entire vertical [from Palmer to the bottom of Molly's Run] is chairlift-served in the spring)
TIMBERLINE on Mt. Hood - Government Camp, Oregon

3,530 feet
(3,250 continuous vertical at present. After Palmyra is added this should increase to appx 3,800vf)
TELLURIDE - Telluride Colorado

3,514 feet

3,500 feet
(technically continuous, but includes a considerable stretch of poling through a cat track "Roundabout")
HEAVENLY - Lake Tahoe, California andNevada

3,484 feet
(3,668 reported requires hiking)
STEAMBOAT - Steamboat Springs, Colorado

3,400 feet
(Sun Valley's "Challenger" chair is the "CHAIRLIFT with the most vertical" in North America at 3,142 vertical feet)
SUN VALLEY - Sun Valley, Idaho

3,365 feet
(Bachelor's "Northwest" quad chair possesses the 'third-most vertical feet for a chairlift' in North America at 2,365 vertical feet)
MT BACHELOR - Bend, Oregon

3,330 feet
VAIL - Vail, Colorado

3,267 feet
ASPEN/AJAX - Aspen, Colorado

3,250 feet

3,241 feet
(the 3,398 reported requires hiking)
(At an elevation of 12,840 feet, Peak 9's "Imperial Express Superchair" quad is the highest chairlift elevation in North America and Europe, and the highest multi-passenger chair in the world)

BRECKENRIDGE - Breckenridge, Colorado

3,240 feet
(at 2,573 vertical feet, Snowbird's Peruvian quad chair is "Utah's chairlift with the most vertical" and the North America's 2nd greatest amount of vertical feet from a single chairlift)
SNOWBIRD - Snowbird, Utah

3,216 feet
(3400' vert possible, with hike, when the "Slides" are open)
Whiteface - Wilmington, New York

3,192 feet
(not continuous vertical)

3,100 feet
PARK CITY - Park City, Utah

3,100 feet
MAMMOTH - Mammoth Lakes, California

3,050 feet
KILLINGTON - Killington, Vermont

3,000 feet
(less than 2,000 ft of continuous vertical drop)
DEER VALLEY - Park City, Utah

2,959 feet
(Snow Basin's JohnPaul quad is the 'second-most vertical chairlift' in Utah at 2,359 feet, ranking 4th in North America)
SNOW BASIN - Snowbasin, Utah

2,944 feet
Marmot Basin - Jasper, Alberta, CAN

2,891 feet
Sun Peaks - Heffley, British Columbia, CAN

2,888 feet
RED MOUNTAIN - Rossland, British Columbia, CAN

2,833 feet
Castle Mountain - Pincher Creek, Alberta, CAN

2,820 feet
Sugarloaf/USA - Carrabassett Valley, Maine

2,811 feet
FERNIE SNOW VALLEY - British Columbia, CAN

2,800 feet
TAMARACK - Donnelly, Idaho

2,777 feet
Mt. Hood Meadows - Mt. Hood, Oregon

2,775 feet
CRESTED BUTTE - Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado

2,680 feet
Yellowstone Club [Private club--not open to the public] - Yellowstone Village, Montana

2,650 feet
(The first New England ski area to offer cat skiing, starting 08-09 season)
SUGARBUSH/GLEN ELLEN - Sugarbush, Vermont

2,613 feet
(3,102vf with the "backcountry return" shuttle)
CRYSTAL Mountain - Crystal Mountain, Washington

2,612 feet
(3,274' vert possible with hike)
TAOS - Taos, New Mexico

2,610 feet
WINTER PARK/MARY JANE - Winter Park, Colorado

2,610 feet
Smuggler's Notch/Madonna - Jeffersonville, Vermont

2,599 feet
Montana Snowbowl - Missoula, MT

2,590 feet
June - 20 miles North of Mammoth Lakes, Calif

2,550 feet
Big White - Kelowna, BC, CAN

2,526 feet
Le Massif (Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois) - Charlevoix, Québec, CAN

2,500 feet
(2,850 reported requires hiking)
SQUAW VALLEY - Olympic Valley, California

2,500 appx. feet
(2,601 reported requires hiking)
COPPER - Copper Mountain, Colorado

2,500 feet
Silver Star - Vernon, BC, CAN

2,465 feet
Kimberley - Kimberley, BC, CAN

2,412 feet
Nakiska - Kananaskis, Alberta, CAN

2,410 feet
(at 12,700 feet, the "Ridge" quad is the second-highest chairlift elevation in North America and Europe, and 2nd highest multi-passenger chair in the world)
LOVELAND Ski Area - Georgetown, Colorado

2,400 feet
SCHWEITZER - Sandpoint, Idaho

2,400 feet
RED LODGE Mountain - Red Lodge, Montana

2,360 feet
Stowe - Stowe, Vermont

2,340 feet
KEYSTONE - Keystone, Colorado

2,340 feet
(less than 2,000 of continuous vertical)
Sunday River - Bethel, ME

2,300 feet
Arizona Snowbowl - Flagstaff, Arizona

2,300 feet

2,300 feet
(recently added 200 skiable vertical feet to their previous 2100 ft)
Gore Mountain - North Creek, New York

2,280 feet
Northstar-at-Tahoe - Truckee, California

2,212 feet
SIERRA-AT-TAHOE - Twin Bridges, California

2,202 feet
(can be up to 5,000vf if one skis down to the town of Warner. Also, Silver Mtn has the longest "single-stage" gondola in the world)
SILVER Mountain - Kellogg, Idaho

2,200 feet
GRAND TARGHEE - Alta, Wyoming

2,200 feet
ALPENTAL/SNOQUALMIE - Snoqualmie, Washington

2,200 feet
Mission Ridge - Wenatchee, Washington

2,153 feet
SUNDANCE - Sundance, Utah

2,153 feet
Jay Peak - Jay, Vermont

2,146 feet
CANNON Mountain - Franconia, New Hampshire

2,131 feet
Mont Tremblant - Saint-Jovite, Québec, CAN

2,112 feet
Wildcat - Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire

2,110 feet appx
(only 1 chairlift-call in advance for hours/days of operation)
Turner Mountain - North of Libby, Montana

2,109 feet
LOON Mountain - Lincoln, New Hampshire

2,100 feet
Okemo - Ludlow, Vermont

2,100 appx. feet
Alyeska - Girdwood, Alaska

2,100 feet
Powder King - Pine Pass, British Columbia, CAN

2,100 feet appx
(bottom 1,300 is often not skiable)
Mt Baldy - San Gabriel Mountains, California

2,060 feet
Mt Spokane - Mead, Washington

2,050 feet
Mont-Sainte-Anne - Beaupré, Québec, CAN

2,047 feet
SOLITUDE - Solitude, Utah

2,030 feet

2,029 feet
DURANGO/PURGATORY - Purgatory Village, Colorado

2,020 feet
Waterville Valley - Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

2,020 feet
(interesting that Alta is not even in the top 80 North American ski areas in vertical rise)
ALTA - Alta, Utah

2,011 feet
SUNLIGHT - Glenwood Springs

2,010 feet
(1,730 continuous vertical)
Cypress Mountain - BC, CAN

2,003 feet
Stratton - South Londonderry, Vermont

2,002 feet
PEBBLE CREEK - Inkom, Idaho

2,000 feet
Mad River Glen - Waitsfield, Vermont

2,000 feet
Burke Mountain - East Burke, Vermont

2,000 feet
Apex - Penticton, BC, CAN

1,990 feet
POWDER Mountain - Eden, Utah

1,967 feet
PICO - Rutland, Vermont

1,950 feet appx
(2,600 possible with hike. The new Schlasman’s Chair goes to the Ridge!)
BRIDGER BOWL - Bozeman, Montana

1,900 feet
Bear Valley - Northern Sierra Nevada, California

1,850 feet
(3,050 currently possible with hike. Expansion plans will create a vertical drop of 4,162 ft)

1,850 feet
(appx 3,000 possible with hike)
SILVERTON - Silverton, Colorado

1,846 feet
49 DEGREES NORTH - Chewelah, Washington

1,840 feet
DIAMOND PEAK - Incline Village, Nevada

1,803 feet
BRUNDAGE - McCall, Idaho

1,802 feet
ALPINE MEADOWS - Lake Tahoe, California

1,801 feet
BOGUS BASIN - Boise, Idaho

1,784 feet
Stevens Pass - Stevens Pass, Washington

1,779 feet
(claims longest "reversible 'jigback' tram in the world")
SANDIA PEAK - Albuquerque, New Mexico

1,772 feet
Owl's Head - Mansonville, Québec, CAN

1,750 feet
Attitash Bear Peak - Bartlett, New Hampshire

1,745 feet
BRIGHTON - Brighton, Utah

1,700 feet
Mount Snow - Mount Snow, Vermont

1,700 feet
Ski Apache - Ruidoso, New Mexico

1,696 feet
ARROWHEAD (Vail purchased and annexed in 1997) - Arrowhead, Colorado

1,680 feet
(2,257 reported requires a 577 vertical foot hike. A-Basin has the highest double-chair in the world at 12,478 ft)
ARAPAHOE/A-BASIN - Keystone, Colorado

1,679 feet
Sierra Summit (not to be confused with Sierra-at-Tahoe) - Lake Shore, California

1,665 feet
BEAR MOUNTAIN - Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains, California

1,657 feet
Mt. Washington - Courtenay, BC, CAN

1,651 feet
HOMEWOOD - Homewood, California

1,650 feet
(not to be confused with the Michigan 'Big Powderhorn' ski area)
POWDERHORN - Mesa, Colorado

1,650 feet
SANTA FE SKI Area - Santa Fe, New Mexico

1,650 feet

1,650 feet
(2,000 reported requires hiking)
KIRKWOOD - Kirkwood, California

1,638 feet
BEAVER MTN - Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

1,625 feet
Bolton Valley Resort - Bolton, Vermont

1,602 feet
Windham - Windham, New York

1,601 feet
Hunter - Hunter, New York

1,601 feet
(1,601 is the highest of the two mountains)
Mountain High - Wrightwood, California

1,601 feet
Dodge Ridge - Pinecrest, California

1,600 feet
Marble Mtn. - Steady Brook, Newfoundland, CAN

1,571 feet
(since this ski area is in the town of "Jackson" it is often mistaken for Jackson Hole/Teton Village)
SNOW KING - Jackson, Wyoming

1,510 feet
Mt. Sunapee - Mt. Sunapee, New Hampshire

1,510 feet
SUGAR BOWL - Norden, California

1,509 feet
Mont Sutton - Sutton, Québec, CAN

1,501 feet
MT BAKER - Bellingham, Washington

1,501 feet
Snowshoe - Snowshoe, West Virginia

1,500 feet
White Pass - White Pass, Washington

1,500 feet
Bretton Woods - Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

1,441 feet
MT ROSE - Reno, Nevada

1,425 feet
Wolf Creek - Pagosa Springs, Colorado

1,410 feet

Pajarito - Los Alamos, New Mexico

1,404 feet
Belleayre Mountain - Highmount, New York

1,401 feet
ELDORA - Nederland, Colorado

1,400 feet
Elk Meadows - Beaver, Utah

1,400 feet
Eaglecrest - Juneau, Alaska

1,351 feet
Titus - Malone, New York

1,334 feet
Bromley Mountain - Manchester Center, Vermont

1,320 feet
(Utah's highest lift-served elevation, at 11,307 ft. The area offers 1,160 ft of continuous vertical via chairlifts and an additional 160' can be gained via snowcat)
BRIAN HEAD - Brian Head, Utah

1,300 feet
Ski Whitewater - Nelson, British Columbia, CAN

1,250 feet
Mont Saint Marie - Mont Ste-Marie, CAN

1,214 feet
(up to 3,400vf when shuttled)
Alpenglow at Arctic Valley - Anchorage, Alaska

1,210 feet
(not to be confused with the Colorado Arrowhead that is now part of Vail)
Arrowhead - Claremont, New Hampshire

1,200 feet
Bristol Mountain - CANandaigua, New York

1,200 feet
(a Big Bear Mtn resort)
SNOW SUMMIT - Big Bear Lake, California

1,200 feet
Sugar Mountain - Banner Elk, North Carolina

1,200 feet
COOPER (Ski Cooper) - Leadville, Colorado

1,175 feet

Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC, CAN

1,171 feet
Monarch - Monarch, Colorado

1,150 feet
(of Wyoming's ten ski areas, Pine Creek ranks fourth for vertical feet)
PINE CREEK - Pine Creek CANyon, Wyoming

1,150 feet
(some poling required to ski entire vertical)
Mt Seymour - Vancouver, BC, CAN

1,150 feet
Magic Mountain - Magic Mtn, Vermont

1,141 feet
SNOW VALLEY - Running Springs, California

1,140 feet
Jiminy Peak - Hancock, Massachusetts

1,119 feet
Butternut - Great Barrington, Massachusetts

1,109 feet
MASSANUTTEN - Massanutten, Virginia

1,100 feet
WHITE PINE - Pinedale, Wyoming

1,100 feet
Black Mountain - Jackson, New Hampshire

1,100 feet
Plattekill - Roxbury, New York

1,100 feet
(formerly Nordic Valley, Utah's smallest ski area at 85 acres)

1,082 feet
(not to be confused with Blue Knob [PA] nor the other Blue Mtn in Ontario, CANada)
BLUE MOUNTAIN - Allentown, Pennsylvania

1,080 feet
Hyak - Snoqualmie, Washington

1,072 feet
(not to be confused with Blue Mtn [PA] nor the other Blue Mtn in Ontario, CANada)
Blue Knob - Altoona, Pennsylvania

1,055 feet
(Indian name meaning "Spirit Place." 865ft main chair vertical. The upper mtn chair adds another 190' for 1,055 total)
SIPAPU - Sipapu, New Mexico

1,050 feet
Bobcat - Andes, New York

1,040 feet

1,010 feet
West Mountain - Glen Falls, New York

1,003 feet
Wintergreen - Wintergreen, Virginia

1,001 feet

1,001 feet
Waterman - Waterman, Calif

1,001 feet
ELK MOUNTAIN - Union Dale, Pennsylvania

1,000 feet
Catamount - Hillsdale, New York

1,000 feet
WACHUSETT - Princeton, Massachusetts

1,000 feet
(have received many reports of exactly 997 feet)
Salmo - Salmo, British Columbia, CAN

1,000 feet
MONTAGE - Scranton, Pennsylvania

991 feet
Snowy Range - Centennial, Wyoming

990 feet
Cape Smokey - Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, CAN

988 feet
(Despite bearing the same town name as the world's southernmost city (in Argentina), and sharing the state with 3 world-class ski areas, the resigned locals simply say, "What the hell, let's ski Pomerelle.")
POMERELLE - Ushuaia, Idaho

952 feet

935 feet
WHITETAIL - Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

933 feet
(Skied there for the official closing in April of 2001. It is backcountry skiing now)
BERTHOUD - Berthoud Pass, Colorado

900 feet
(According to topo maps, Bohemia may have 555 more vert than reporting)
Mount Bohemia - Lac La Belle, Michigan

875 feet
Crotched Mountain - Peterborough, New Hampshire

852 feet
Crabbe Mountain - Central Hainesville, New Brunswick, CAN

830 feet
Ski Beech - Banner Elk, North Carolina

825 feet
Lutsen Mountain - Lutsen, Minnesota

820 feet
Georgian Peaks [Private] - Thornbury, Ontario, CAN

812 feet
Ski Wentworth - Wentworth Valley, Nova Scotia, CAN

801 feet
CAMELBACK - Tannersville, Pennsylvania

800 feet
Badger Pass - Yosemite National Park

755 feet
Holiday Valley - Ellicottville, New York

750 feet
Seven Springs - Champion, Pennsylvania

750 feet
White Hills - Clarenville, Newfoundland, CAN

743 feet
Osler Bluff [Private] - Collingwood, Ontario, CAN

740 feet
Cataloochee/Moody Top - Maggie Valley, North Carolina

722 feet
(not to be confused with Blue Mtn [PA] nor Blue Knob [PA])
Blue Mountain - Collingwood, Ontario, CANada

720 feet
Donner Ranch - Truckee/Norden, California

701 feet
Badger - Yosemite National Park, California

700 feet
Searchmont - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

700 feet
Wolf Laurel - Mars Hill, North Carolina

699 feet
Spirit Mountain - Duluth, Minnesota

699 feet
Mont Saint Sauveur - Saint Sauveur, Quebec, CAN

693 feet
Craigleith [Private] - Collingwood, Ontario, CAN

680 feet
(owned/operated by 'Pitch' - a true ski bum who provides 'Half the price, half the driving, TWICE the fun!')
HESPERUS - Hesperus, Colorado

660 feet
Poley - Sussex, New Brunswick, CAN

650 feet
Suicide Six/Woodstock - Woodstock, Vermont

641 feet
Porcupine Mountains - Ontonogan, Michigan

640 feet
Mohawk Mountain - Cornwall, Connecticut

628 feet
DOLLAR MOUNTAIN - Sun Valley, Idaho

625 feet
Sundown - New Hartford, Connecticut

620 feet
(not to be confused with the Missouri ski area of the same name)
HIDDEN VALLEY, NJ - Vernon, New Jersey

610 feet
(The ski area publishes a vertical of 700'. Wisp is the ONLY ski area in the state of Maryland)
Wisp - McHenry, Maryland

604 feet
Marquette - Marquette, Michigan

601 feet
Hogadon Ski Area - Casper, Wyoming

720 feet
Donner Ranch - Truckee, California

600 feet
(The ONLY ski area in the state of Tennessee)
Ober Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

600 feet
Ski Martock - Windsor Forks, Nova Scotia, CAN

552 feet
Boyne Highlands - Harbor Springs, Michigan

550 feet
Mont Farlagne - Edmundston, New Brunswick, CAN

550 feet
Mount St. Louis/Moonstone - Coldwater, Ontario, CAN

516 feet
Mt. LaCrosse - LaCrosse, Wisconsin

510 feet
(not to be confused with the public ski area of Devil's Elbow in Bethany)
Devil's Glen [Private] - Glen Huron, Ontario, CAN

508 feet
Alpine Ski Club [Private] - Collingwood, Ontario, CAN

508 feet
Beaver Valley/Owen Sound [Private] - Collingwood, Ontario, CAN

500 feet
BOREAL - Truckee, California

500 feet
(not to be confused with the Colorado 'Powderhorn' ski area)
Big Powderhorn - Bessemer, Michigan

500 feet
Boyne Mountain (next to Boyne Highlands) - Harbor Springs, Michigan

476 feet
(with the most vertical of any ski area in Illinois and located right on the Mississippi River, it is a picturesque sight)
CHESTNUT - Galena, Illinois

450 feet
Vorlage - Vorlage, Quebec, CAN

440 feet
(has produced the most Olympic and professional skiers of any ski area in North and South America)
HOWELSON - Steamboat Springs, Colorado

420 feet
Spring Mtn - Spring Mountain, PA

405 feet

400 feet
Perfect North - Lawrenceburg, Indiana

400 feet
Silver Bells - Albany, NY

395 feet
BEAR HOLLOW/UTAH WINTER SPORTS PARK - Bear Hollow near Park City, Utah

388 feet

ALPINE VALLEY - East Troy, Wisconsin

350 feet
(not to be confused with the private ski area; Devil's Glen)
Devil's Elbow - Bethany, Ontario, CAN

310 feet
(not to be confused with the New Jersey ski area of the same name)
Hidden Valley, MO - Wildwood, Missouri

309 feet
(closest ski area to Boston)
Blue Hills - Saint CANton, Massachusetts

308 feet
Horseshoe Resort - Barrie, Ontario, CAN

300 feet
(one of only 2 ski areas in the state)
Snow Creek - Weston, Missouri

300 feet
Granlibakken - Tahoe City, California

250 feet
Sky Valley - Sky Valley, Georgia

250 feet
Mt Brighton - Brighton, Michigan

248 feet
Ski Bradford - North Shore of Bradford, MA

245 feet
(the ONLY ski area in the state of Rhode Island)
Yawgoo Valley - Yawgoo Valley, Rhode Island

240 feet
Lost Valley - Auburn, Maine

240 feet
Nashoba - Westford, Massachusetts

240 feet
Boston Mills/Brandywine - Ohio

200 feet
Hardscrabble - Rice lake, Wisconsin

230 feet
(Ten lifts at this small area. From the "State Line" chair, one can actually duck the rope separating Wilmot from the old Gander Ski Area and ski in the state of Illinois)
WILMOT - Wilmot, Wisconsin

211 feet
(Five lifts at this small area, formerly the Americana Lake Geneva Playboy Club)
GRAND GENEVA - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

170 feet
(Their website states 300 vertical but several contributors confirm the 170 ft)
Snow Creek - Weston, Missouri

161 feet
(Now only one double chair and one magic carpet in operation)
Boyce Park - Boyce, Pennsylvania

159 feet

Campgaw - Mahwah, New Jersey

150 feet
(The ONLY ski area in the state of Alabama)
Cloudmont - Mentone, Alabama

130 feet

Mt Chicopee - Kitchenerr-Waterloo, Ontario, CAN

120 feet

Craigleith [Private] - Collingwood, Ontario, CAN

110 feet

Boler/London Ski Club [Partially Private] - London, Ontario, CAN

70 feet

Sawkill Family Ski Center - Kingston, New York

* "Lift-served terrain" or "vertical feet" is calculated from the highest lift-served point to the lowest lift-served point.

** Many ski areas will not report their "continuous vertical" statistic. This figure is the greatest amount of lift-served vertical
that can possibly be skied at once, without being stopped by terrain features, a dead-end, out-of-area, or otherwise
unskiable terrain requiring either a hike or a lift to continue to the lowest lift-served point.
For example, Deer Valley states a vertical drop of 3,000 feet (comparable to Park City or Killington)
however, the longest run at the resort is not quite 2,000 vertical feet, or about the same vertical drop
as Waterville Valley in New Hampshire.

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