Top Ten Snowmaking Ski Resorts in North America

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Snowmaking fan gun in the mountains
These ten ski resorts are the best in the business when it comes to snowmaking – PC: Lake Louise Ski Resort

Snowmaking has become a key resource for ski resorts around the world. The ability to have skiable snow regardless of weather is incredibly valuable as it benefits skiers with extended seasons, and ski resorts with more days open to make money. OnTheSnow put together a list of the resorts with the most snowmaking acres, let’s check it out.

Top Ten Snowmaking Ski Resorts in North America:

Snow gun at the top of the tram
With over 3000 acres of coverage, Heavenly has the most capacity by a big margin – PC: Heavenly Mountain

#1. Heavenly, CA – 3379 acres

#2. Northstar, CA – 1500 acres

snowguns working hard at night
Snow guns usually fire at night when temperatures are low – PC: Mammoth Mountain

#3. Panorama, BC – 1140 acres

#4. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA – 1000 acres

Huge wales at nakiska ski area
Snow guns make these huge piles of snow, and groomers spread them around the runs – PC: Nakiska Ski Area

#5. Nakiska, AB – 960 acres

#6. Deer Valley, UT – 700 acres

Mammoth's snowmaking at the base
Guns going full blast at the bottom of Mammoth’s Broadway Express chair – PC: Mammoth Mountain

#7. Mammoth, CA – 680 acres

#8. Lake Louise, AB – 662 acres

Snow guns at Keystone
Keystone has the most snowmaking in Colorado – PC: Keystone Resort

#9. Keystone, CO – 660 acres

#10. Aspen, CO – 658 acres


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5 thoughts on “Top Ten Snowmaking Ski Resorts in North America

    1. wrong , Heavenly has more acres of snow making then the complete size of Sun Valley which is 2054 acres ???

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