Which U.S. State Has The Most Ski Resorts?

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During the 2018/2019 ski season, 476 ski resorts were in operation in the United States of America, a slight increase over the previous season. Of the 37 states with operating ski resorts, New York leads by an astounding number – 51 ski resorts operating in the state in 2018/19.

Historic totals show us that 1991/1992 ski season had 546 Resorts in operation, this being the MOST for the last 25 years. 

The total number of ski resorts in operation during 2018/ 2019 by state:

1. New York: 51 

2. Michigan: 43

3. Wisconsin and Colorado: 31 each

4. California and New Hampshire: 30 each

5. Pennsylvania: 26

6. Vermont: 25

7. Maine and Minnesota: 20 each

8. Idaho: 17

9. Washington, Montana, and Utah: 14 each

10. Massachusetts: 13

11. Oregon: 12

12. Wyoming: 10

13. New Mexico & Alaska: 9 each

14. North Carolina: 6

15. Connecticut, Illinois, Virginia, West Virginia, Nevada, and Ohio:: 5 each

16. Arizona, Iowa, and South Dakota: 3 each

17. North Dakota, New Jersey, Indiana, and Missouri:: 2 each

18.  Alabama, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Tennessee: 1 each

Total: 476 Resorts in Operation during the 2018/2019 ski season 

** Information provided by the National Ski Areas Association website


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5 thoughts on “Which U.S. State Has The Most Ski Resorts?

    1. Hi Marcello,
      The National Ski Areas Association article I referenced did not provide a list of names for each resort. I have been looking for a list elsewhere on their website. The contact information they provide is nsaa@nsaa.org

      This link is ski areas by year:
      http://www.nsaa.org/media/275065/Number_of_Ski_Areas_by_Season_1516.pdf

      This link is ski area names operating in the U.S., but is from 2012, which saw 478(according to above link) ski resorts in operation:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ski_areas_and_resorts_in_the_United_States

  1. Here is one for ya, SB!
    Japan 377,915 sq km
    California 403,882 sq km

    Japan has roughly 500+ resorts
    California 30

    put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  2. Who has the most square miles of ski resorts? I’m guessing not NY. In fact, I think all the ski resorts of a small eastern state could probably fit into one resort somewhere in the west.

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