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Biggest Ski Resorts in North America (USA & Canada)

Enter the name of each of the 25 largest ski resorts (by acreage) in North America. Neighboring resorts offering joint tickets were included. Non-contiguous mountains with the same ownership are not combined.
*Resort at end includes hike-to and snowcat terrain.
Wikipedia and ski resort websites used to find skiable acre statistics.
Quiz by Tahoeskier
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Last updated: November 9, 2022
First submittedMay 13, 2016
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Resort Name
Acres
Country
State/Province
Whistler Blackomb
8,171
Canada
BC
Park City
7,300
USA
UT
Palisades Tahoe
6,000
USA
CA
Big Sky
5,800
USA
MT
Vail
5,289
USA
CO
Heavenly
4,800
USA
CA/NV
Alta/Snowbird
4,700
USA
UT
Mount Bachelor
4,318
USA
OR
Sun Peaks
4,270
Canada
BC
Lake Louise
4,200
Canada
AB
Red Mountain
4,200
Canada
BC
Mammoth Mountain
3,500
USA
CA
Kicking Horse
3,486
Canada
BC
Sunshine Village
3,358
Canada
AB
Resort Name
Acres
Country
State/Province
Snowmass
3,342
USA
CO
Silver Star
3,282
Canada
BC
Northstar
3,170
USA
CA
Keystone Resort
3,148
USA
CO
Revelstoke
3,121
Canada
BC
Winter Park
3,081
USA
CO
Snowbasin
3,000
USA
UT
Whitefish
3,000
USA
MT
Panorama
2,975
Canada
BC
Steamboat Springs
2,965
USA
CO
Breckenridge
2,908
USA
CO
Schweitzer
2,900
USA
ID
Powder Mountain*
8,464
USA
UT
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2021
A little weird that "Aspen" doesn't work for "Snowmass" IMO. I think it's officially called "Aspen Snowmass" and every Coloradan I know refers to Aspen Mountain and Snowmass collectively as just "Aspen"

Also it'd be nice if you took Mt. (or Mount) Revelstoke- I guess that's the name of the national park and not the ski area, but I got them confused.

Wonderful quiz though! I had fun.

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Level 72
Jul 6, 2021
Thank you for the feedback; I'm glad you enjoyed the quiz. I made the conscious decision to keep non-contiguous mountains separate (Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass for example), while combining mountains that share a pass where you can ski from one to the other (Alta/Snowbird for example). My thought was that they don't really count as one resort unless they are linked by ski runs, and preferably, lifts. If you combine Aspen/Snowmass, you end up with an acreage that is not really representative of a single resort's acreage, if that makes any sense. It also opens a can of worms regarding which mountains to combine when ownership is the same for nearby resorts (like Mammoth and June Mountain for example, which have the same ownership/passes/etc., but are not contiguous).