You can define largest in several ways: largest vertical drop, uphill lift capacity, highest elevation or most skiable acres (on 1 lift pass). I will rank the top 7 (because 2 on the list are on a combined lift pass) using the last method as it seems to be the best way to relay the largness of a resort, and I'll include other statistics.
1. Whistler Blackcomb (British Columbia, Canada) - 8,171 Acres - Highest Elevation 7,494 ft. - Vertical drop 5,200 ft.
2. Big Sly/Moonlight Basin (Montana, USA) - 5,512 Acres on a combined lift pass (Big Sky 3,812 ft./Moonlight Basin 1,700 ft.) - Highest Elevation 11,166 ft. - Vertical drop 4,350 ft.
3. Vail Resort (Colorado USA) - 5,289 Acres - Highest Elevation 11,570 ft. - Vertical Drop 3,450 ft.
4. Heavenly (California/Nevada, USA) - 4,800 Acres- Highest Elevation 10,067 ft. - Vertical Drop 3,500 ft.
5. Snowbird/Alta (Utah, USA) - 4,700 Acres on a combined lift pass (Snowbird 2,500 ft./Alta 2,200 ft.) - Highest Elevation 11,000 ft. - Vertical Drop 3,240 ft.
6. Lake Louise (Alberta, Canada) - 4,200 Acres - Highest Elevation 8,650 ft. - Vertical Drop 3,250 ft.
7. Squaw Valley (California, USA) - 4,000 Acres - Highest Elevation 9,050 ft. - Vertical Drop 2,850 ft.
Highest Vertical Drop - Revelstoke (Alberta, Canada) 5,620 ft.
Highest Ski Lift Elevation - Breckenridge (Colorado, USA) 12,840 ft.
Highest Resort Elevation - Silverton (Colorado, USA) 13,487 ft.
Highest Average Annual Snowfall - Mount Baker (Washington, USA) - 647 inches
* Powder Mountain in Utah lists over 7,000 Acres but this includes lifts, snowcats and back country access.
No, the north American resorts are all small compared to those in Europe. The largest in Europe is more than 10 times the largest in north America. See also: What are the 50 largest ski resorts?
Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C., Canada
Some highly rated ski resorts near Breckenridge are Breckenridge and Colorado ski resorts. The Breckenridge ski resort is considered to be one of the top 10 ski resort in North America.
The Canyons ski resort is one of the top 10 ski resorts in North America and is located in Park City, Utah. It is known to be the largest ski resort in Utah and has 4 thousand acres of terrain for skiing with 19 chairlifts.
The answer depends on what definition of 'America' you use and on how you measure it. Different resorts claim the title, but based on what definitions and measurements? If 'America' means the USA, then Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon claims the title 'America's Largest Night Ski area' on its website based on its 34+ trails on 550 acres (but does that mean all 550+ acres are actually skiable?). If 'America' means North America, then two ski resorts in the province of Quebec make slightly different claims: - Ski Bromont: claims Largest Lit Skiable area in North America. As of the 2012/2013 season, it has 87 lighted ski runs + 15 glades. - Stoneham: Claims Largest Night Skiing area in Canada. 19 runs covering 184 acres.
It is the largest indoor ski resort but it is not nearly as big as most outdoor ski resorts.
California, New Mexico and Arizona have ski resorts. On the east coast, there are resorts in North and South Carolina. The southernmost state with good ski resorts is Colorado in the West, Vermont in the East.
Apex Alpine, 20 miles west of Penticton, B.C, is considered one of the best family ski resorts in North America, with 67 ski trails and plenty of activities. In the US, Bretton Woods in New Hampshire is very popular with families, with over 430 acres of skiable terrain.
Whistler Blackcomb. Some of the interior resorts are nice, but nothing in North America can even come close to comparing with Whistler.
The largest unlinked ski area is of course the Alps. The largest unlinked ski area available on one ski pass is offered by the Tirol Snow Card giving access to more than 3000 km of piste in more than 70 ski resorts.
over 26 ski resorts!!
There are 26 ski resorts in Colorado.
Yes, you can. Located on Matterhorn is the Matterhorn ski paradise which is one of the 10 largest ski resorts in the world. The major villages are Zermatt and Cervinia.
Well, it´s not only the vertical that is greater in Europe, it also the sheer size of the resorts. The largest resort in size in North America (Whistler-Blackcomb) is less than 10% of the largest in Europe (Paradiski). So bigger means more versatility and more chance to fins the slpoes of your choice.
40 states have ski resorts. Look at the link under 'Related links' for more information about the ski resorts in the US.
There is a massive indoor ski resort built on the desert sands in Dubai. Ski Dubai is claimed to be one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world, with 22,500-square meters of indoor ski area.
Bulgaria Ski is a listing of all of the various Ski Resorts in Bulgaria, which is a popular destination for all Ski related activities. There are resorts available for all price ranges.
Michigan by far has the most ski resorts. While most would say Colorado, Michigan in fact has an astounding 39 ski resorts opposed to Colorado having a meek 23 ski resorts.
Vail Ski Resort is Colorado's largest ski resort, with 5,289 acres of slopes that includes 33 lifts and 193 runs. The resort has a base elevation of 8,120 feet and a top elevation of 11,570 feet
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Yes there are ski resorts in Turkey, especially in the city of Bursa.
There really is no average size. Sure, you could take all the resorts and average their size but there are a few problems with that. First of all, there are so many ski resorts in America that it would take forever to get the average. Second, the size of resorts varies so greatly that if you did take the time to average it out it wouldn't be a very good representation. I know of ski resorts that have over 35 lifts and 200+ runs, but also of ski resorts that have 1 lift and 5 runs. If you really wanted an average I would suggest averaging the ski resorts within a county or if you live in or want the average of a small state or one with only a few resorts average that.