Each State’s Largest Vertical Drop By Ski Area

Mark Kuligoski |
Timberline Lodge, Most Vertical in the US, Credit: Timberline Lodge Facebook

Is hitting every mountain with the largest vertical drop in each state on your ski and ride bucket list? Well, it should be! Check out the list below to start developing your itinerary.

Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort – Mentone, Alabama

Vertical Drop – 150’

Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort, Credit: Cloudmont Ski & Golf Facebook

Alyeska Resort – Girdwood, Alaska

Vertical Drop – 2,500’

Alyeska Resort, Credit: Alyeska Resort Facebook

Arizona Snowbowl – Flagstaff, Arizona

Vertical Drop – 2,800’ 

Arizona Snowbowl, Credit: Arizona Snowbowl Facebook

Heavenly Mountain – South Lake Tahoe, California

Vertical Drop – 3,500’ 

Heavenly Ski Resort, Credit: Heavenly Ski Resort Facebook

Telluride Ski Resort – Telluride, Colorado

Vertical Drop – 4,425’

Telluride Ski Resort, Credit: Telluride Ski Resort Facebook

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area – Cornwall, Connecticut

Vertical Drop – 650’

Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, Credit: Mohawk Mountain Instagram

Sun Valley Resort – Sun Valley, Idaho 

Vertical Drop – 3,450’

Sun Valley Resort, Credit: Sun Valley Facebook

Chestnut Mountain Resort – Galena, Illinois

Vertical Drop – 475’ 

Chestnut Mountain Resort, Credit: Chestnut Mountain Facebook

Perfect North Slopes – Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Vertical Drop – 400’

Perfect North Slopes, Credit: Perfect North Slopes Facebook

Sundown Mountain Resort – Dubuque, Iowa

Vertical Drop – 475’

Sundown Mountain Resort, Credit: Sundown Mountain Facebook

Sugarloaf Ski Resort – Carrabassett Valley, Maine 

Vertical Drop – 2,820’

Sugarloaf Mountain, Credit: Sugarloaf Mountain Facebook

Wisp Resort – McHenry, Maryland

Vertical Drop – 700’

Wisp Resort, Credit: Wisp Resort Facebook

Berkshire East Mountain Resort – Charlemont, Massachusetts

Vertical Drop – 1,180’

Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Credit: Berkshire East Facebook

Mount Bohemia Ski Resort – Mohawk, Michigan

Vertical Drop – 900’

Mou Bohemia Ski Resort, Credit: Mount Bohemia Facebook

Lutsen Mountains Ski & Summer Resort – Lutsen, Minnesota

Vertical Drop – 825’

Lutsen Mountains Ski & Summer Resort, Credit: Lutsen Mountains Facebook

Hidden Valley Resort – Wildwood, Missouri

Vertical Drop – 320’

Hidden Valley Ski Resort, Credit: Hidden Valley Facebook

Big Sky Resort – Big Sky, Montana

Vertical Drop – 4,350’

Big Sky Resort, Credit: Big Sky Facebook

Diamond Peak Ski Resort – Incline Village, Nevada

Vertical Drop – 1,840’

Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Credit: Diamond Peak Facebook

Cannon Mountain Ski Resort – Franconia, New Hampshire

Vertical Drop – 2,180’

Cannon Mountain Ski Resort, Credit: Cannon Mountain Facebook

Mountain Creek Resort – Vernon Township, New Jersey

Vertical Drop – 1,040’

Mountain Creek Resort, Credit: Mountain Creek Facebook

Taos Ski Valley – Taos, New Mexico

Vertical Drop – 3,131’

Taos Ski Valley, Credit: Taos Ski Valley Facebook

Whiteface Mountain – Wilmington, New York

Vertical Drop – 3,430’

Whiteface Mountain, Credit: Whiteface Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort – Sugar Mountain, North Carolina

Vertical Drop – 1,200’

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Credit: Sugar Mountain Facebook

Huff Hills Ski Area – Mandan, North Dakota 

Vertical Drop – 400’

Huff Hills Ski Area, Credit: Huff Hills Facebook

Mad River Mountain – Zanesfield, Ohio

Vertical Drop – 300’

Mad River Mountain, Credit: Mad River Facebook

Timberline Lodge – Government Camp, Oregon

Vertical Drop – 4,540’

Timberline Lodge, Credit: Timberline Lodge Facebook

Blue Mountain Resort – Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Vertical Drop – 1,082’

Blue Mountain Resort, Credit: Blue Mountain Facebook

Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Water Park – Exeter, Rhode Island

Vertical Drop – 245’

Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Water Park, Credit: Yawgoo Valley Facebook

Terry Peak Ski Area – Lead, South Dakota

Vertical Drop – 1,100’

Terry Peak Ski Area, Credit: Terry Peak Facebook

Ober Mountain – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Vertical Drop – 500’

Ober Mountain, Credit: Ober Mountain Facebook

Snowbird – Snowbird, Utah

Vertical Drop – 3,240’

Snowbird, Credit: Snowbird Facebook

Killington Ski Resort – Killington, Vermont

Vertical Drop – 3,050

Killington Ski Resort, Credit: Killington Facebook

Massanutten Resort – Massanutten, Virginia

Vertical Drop – 1,110’

Massanutten Resort, Credit: Massanutten Facebook

Crystal Mountain Resort – Pierce County, Washington

Vertical Drop – 3,100’

Crystal Mountain Resort, Credit: Crystal Mountain Facebook

Snowshoe Mountain – Snowshoe, West Virginia

Vertical Drop – 1,500’

Snowshoe Mountain, Credit: Snowshoe Facebook

Granite Peak Ski Resort – Rib Mountain, Wisconsin

Vertical Drop – 700’

Granite Peak Ski Resort, Credit: Granite Peak Facebook

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – Jackson, Wyoming

Vertical Drop – 4,139’

Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Credit: Jackson Hole Facebook

If you ever thought skiing in the South was impossible, look again, on top of the list is 150′ of vertical fun in Alabama! While Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort in Alabama has the least vertical drop in the US on the opposite side of the country in Oregon sits the most vertical drop – Timberline Lodge at 4,540′. If hitting all these mountains were on your list it would take you to 37 states and you would ski a total of 69,407 vertical feet!

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