Ski Resort Ownership: Who Owns Which Mountain Resorts?

Brent Thomas | | BrainsBrains
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Vail owned Park City Mountain Resort. Credit:

Over the last decade, there has been a trend toward consolidation of ski resort ownership. Whether you love it or hate it, it can be interesting to see which companies own which resorts.

473 ski areas in the United States operated during the 2022-23 season. Eleven corporations own 103 of those ski resorts or approximately 22%.  Below is the list of those companies and the resorts they own. It is sorted by the state in which the company is headquartered. 


Aspen Skiing Company

  • Aspen Highlands, Colorado
  • Aspen Mountain, Colorado
  • Buttermilk, Colorado
  • Snowmass Ski Area, Colorado

Alterra Mountain Company

  • Bear Mountain Resort, California
  • Blue Mountain, Ontario
  • Crystal Mountain, Washington
  • Deer Valley, Utah
  • June Mountain, California
  • Mammoth, California
  • Palisades Tahoe, California
  • Snow Summit, California
  • Snowshoe, West Virginia
  • Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, Colorado
  • Stratton, Vermont
  • Sugarbush, Vermont
  • Tremblant, Quebec
  • Winter Park Resort, Colorado*

* Resort is operated by Alterra Mountain Company. The resort is owned by the City of Denver.

Mountain Capital Partners

  • Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona
  • Brian Head Resort, Utah
  • Nordic Valley Recreation, Utah *
  • Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, New Mexico
  • Purgatory Resort, Colorado
  • Ski Hesperus, Colorado
  • Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, New Mexico
  • Willamette Pass Resort, Oregon **

* Resort is operated under a long-term agreement by Mountain Capital Partners. The resort is owned by Skyline Mountain Base, LLC.
** Resort is operated under joint partnership.

Palisades Tahoe. Credit: Jeff Engerbretson

Vail Resorts, Inc.

  • Afton Alps, Minnesota
  • Alpine Valley, Ohio
  • Andermatt-Sedrun, Switzerland *
  • Attitash, New Hampshire
  • Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado
  • Big Boulder Ski Area, Pennsylvania
  • Boston Mills/Brandywine, Ohio
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado
  • Crotched Mt. Ski Area, New Hampshire
  • Heavenly Mountain Resort, California/Nevada
  • Hidden Valley, Missouri
  • Hidden Valley Resort, Pennsylvania
  • Hunter Mountain, New York
  • Jack Frost, Pennsylvania
  • Keystone Resort, Colorado
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort, California
  • Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania
  • Liberty Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania
  • Mad River Mountain, Ohio **
  • Mount Brighton, Michigan
  • Mount Snow, Vermont
  • Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire
  • Northstar California, California **
  • Okemo Mountain Resort, Vermont
  • Paoli Peaks, Indiana
  • Park City Ski Area, Utah
  • Perisher Ski Resort, Australia
  • Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania
  • Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania
  • Snow Creek Ski Area, Missouri
  • Stevens Pass, Washington
  • Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont
  • Vail Mountain, Colorado
  • Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
  • Whitetail, Pennsylvania
  • Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire
  • Wilmot Mountain, Wisconsin

* Vail Resorts maintains a 55% ownership stake in this resort
** Resort is operated under long-term agreement by Vail Resorts, Inc. Resort is owned by EPR Properties.

Breckenridge, CO. Credit: Breckenridge Ski Resort Facebook


Boyne USA, Inc.

  • Big Sky Resort, Montana
  • Brighton Ski Resort, Utah
  • Boyne Highlands Resort, Michigan
  • Boyne Mountain Resort, Michigan
  • Cypress Mountain, British Columbia
  • Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
  • Pleasant Mountain, Maine
  • Sugarloaf, Maine
  • Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington
  • Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine

Wisconsin Resorts. Inc.

  • Alpine Valley Resort, Michigan
  • Alpine Valley Resort, Wisconsin
  • Bittersweet Ski Area, Michigan
  • Mount Holly Ski Area, Michigan
  • Pine Knob Ski Area, Michigan
  • Searchmont Resort, Ontario
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Big Sky Montana. Credit: Big Sky Resort


Midwest Family Ski Resorts

  • Granite Peak Ski Area, WI
  • Lutsen Mountains, MN
  • Snowriver Mountain Resort, MI (formerly Big Snow Resort) *

* Snowriver includes Black River Basin and Jackson Creek Summit

New York

State of New York

  • Belleayre Mountain (Olympic Regional Development Authority)
  • Gore Mountain (Olympic Regional Development Authority)
  • Whiteface (Olympic Regional Development Authority)


Pacific Group Resorts, Inc.

  • Jay Peak Resort, VT
  • Mount Washington Alpine Resort, British Columbia
  • Ragged Mountain Resort, New Hampshire *
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Colorado
  • Wintergreen Resort, Virginia **
  • Wisp Resort, Maryland **

* Resort is operated under long-term agreement by Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. Resort is owned by RMR-Pacific LLC.
**Resorts are operated under long-term agreement by Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. Resorts are owned by EPR Properties.

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Jay Peak, VT. Credit:

Powdr Corp.

  • Boreal Ski Area, California
  • Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado
  • Eldora Mountain Resort, Colorado
  • Gorgoza Tubing Park, Utah
  • Killington, Vermont
  • Lee Canyon, Nevada
  • Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
  • Pico Mountain, Vermont
  • SilverStar Resort, Canada
  • Soda Springs Ski Area, California

Sinclair Oil Corporation

  • Snowbasin, Utah
  • Sun Valley, Idaho

Source: National Ski Areas Association, Lakewood, Colo.

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Interestingly, an oil company owns two well-known ski resorts. Credit: Sun Valley Resort

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