PeakRankings discusses various upgrades and changes at North American ski resorts for the upcoming winter season. There will be over 30 major ski resorts in the continent undergoing some sort of upgrade, categorized into four types: minor investments, noteworthy investments, substantial investments, and game-changing investments.
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Some of the upgrades include investments in snowmaking, employee housing, parking access, and RFID compatibility. All US ski resorts owned by Vail Resorts have moved to phone-based lift access.
Small-scale investments include Deer Valley’s focus on the mid-mountain Royal Street Cafe, Park City Resort’s replacement of the gondola cabins for its Canyonside Red Pine Gondola, Powder Mountain’s cut in night skiing lift ticket prices, and Revelstoke’s focus on beginner upgrades.
Many ski resorts are also making improvements to their facilities and terrain, including Stratton Mountain in Southern Vermont, Sugarbush in Vermont, Alpental in Washington State, Copper Mountain in Colorado, and Crystal Mountain in Washington.
Other changes and upgrades include the addition of a new high-speed quad, a Tap Room, and pop-up food shacks at Winter Park, the addition of a new beginners lift at Wolf Creek Mountain, and the replacement of one of its older high-speed quads with an eight-pack at Whistler Blackcomb.
Some significant improvements at various ski resorts for the upcoming 2023-24 season include the replacement of the Workhorse Crest Express quad with a state-of-the-art sixpack at Brighton Ski Resort, the expansion of Loon Mountain in New Hampshire’s Lower Mountain by over 30 acres, and the replacement of the existing DeMoisy Express six-pack with a new infill lift at Snowbasin in Utah.