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

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During the 2015/ 2016 ski season 463 Ski Resorts were in operation in the United States of America – this is the lowest number of operating ski resorts in the last 25 YEARS!  Of the 37 States with operating ski resorts, New York leads by an astounding number – 48 ski resorts operating in the state in 2015/16.

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

Total number of Ski Resorts in operation during the 2015/ 2016 season:

1. New York: 48 

2. Michigan: 42

3. Wisconsin & Colorado: 30 each

4. California: 29

5. New Hampshire & Pennsylvania: 26 each

6. Vermont: 24

7. Idaho & Maine: 17 each

8. Washington & Minnesota: 16

9. Montana & Utah: 14 each

10. Oregon & Massachusetts: 13 each

11. Wyoming, New Mexico & Alaska: 9 each

12. North Carolina, Connecticut & Illinois: 6 each

13. Virginia, West Virginia & Ohio: 5 each

14. Nevada, Arizona & Iowa: 4 each

15. North Dakota & South Dakota: 3 each

16. New Jersey, Indiana & Missouri: 2 each

17.  Alabama, Maryland, Rhode Island, & Tennessee: 1 each

Total: 463 Resorts in Operation during the 2015/ 2016 ski season 

** Information provided by the National Ski Areas Association website 

 


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One thought 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

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