The Top 11 Biggest Ski Resorts In North America

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Do you believe in the saying “The Bigger, The Better?” Well, if you do, here is a list of the top 11 biggest resorts in North America you should visit.

This list will surely change as ski resorts begin to merge and develop. Many resorts are building new lifts and gondolas to increase the number of skiable acres people have access to. Squaw Valley, for example, is in the process of creating a gondola that connects with Alpine Meadows, which would bring the resort to over 6,200 skiable acres. This would put the resort within the top 4 of this list.

It will be exciting to see how this list changes in the next decade.

1 – Powder Mountain, UT

8,464 Skiable Acres

powder mountain, biggest resorts,
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*If cat skiing wasn’t included in the skiable acreage total, Powder Mountain would sit at 7,900 Skiable Acres, which would put Powder Mountain just below Whistler Blackcomb on the list.

2 – Whistler Blackcomb, BC

8,171 Skiable Acres

Whistler Blackcomb, biggest resorts,
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 3 – Park City Mountain Resort, UT

7,300 Skiable Acres

Park City, Utah, biggest resorts,
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4 – Big Sky, MT

5,800 Skiable Acres

Big Sky, Montana, biggest resorts,
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5 – Vail, CO

5,289 Skiable Acres

Vail Mountain
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6 – Heavenly Mountain Resort, CA

4,800 Skiable Acres

View of Lake Tahoe from Heavenly
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7 – Mt. Bachelor, OR

4,318 Skiable Acres

View of Mt. Bachelor
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8 – Sun Peaks, BC

4,270 Skiable Acres

Incredible images of skier at Sun Peaks Ski Resort
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9 – Lake Louise, AB, and RED Mountain, BC

both 4,200 Skiable Acres

Lake Louise ski resort
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10 – Squaw Valley, CA

3,600 Skiable Acres

View of Lake Tahoe at Squaw
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11 – Mammoth Mountain, CA

3,500 Skiable Acres

Mammoth terrain
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