Which States Have the Most Lift Accessed Skiable Acres?

Brent Thomas | | BrainsBrains
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Powder Mountain, UT, boasts the most acreage for a single resort. Credit: skiutah.com

Ski resorts will often boast about having the biggest vertical rise, the highest average snowfall, or the most skiable acres. Individual states can tout how many total ski areas are located in the state.

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But what states can say they have the most total skiable acres across all their resorts? More resorts do not mean more skiable acres. Below is a list of the states with the most cumulative skiable acres, along with the number of resorts. Data was compiled from this list of comparisons of ski resorts.

#1 Colorado

  • Skiable acres: 43,553
  • Ski areas: 31
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Vail Ski Resort has the most acreage in the state with the most acreage. Credit: Jack Affleck/Vail Resorts

#2 California

  • Skiable acres: 38,484
  • Ski areas: 27

#3 Utah

  • Skiable acres: 30,947
  • Ski areas: 15

#4 Montana

  • Skiable acres: 22,669
  • Ski areas: 15
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Big Sky Resort, MT, is the fourth largest in the U.S. Credit: Big Sky Resort

#5 Idaho

  • Skiable acres: 16,743
  • Ski resorts: 16

#6 Washington

  • Skiable acres: 15,299
  • Ski resorts: 14

#7 Oregon

  • Skiable acres: 12,229
  • Ski resorts: 12
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Mt. Bachelor, OR, is the seventh-largest overall. Credit: Mt. Bachelor

The Entire List

Acres # Resorts Acres # Resorts
1. Colorado 43,553 31 20. Arizona 1,814 3
2. California 38,484 27 21. Massachusetts 1,092 12
3. Utah 30,947 15 22. South Dakota 670 3
4. Montana 22,669 15 23. West Virginia 425 5
5. Idaho 16,743 16 24. Ohio 398 5
6. Washington 15,299 14 25. New Jersey 390 3
7. Oregon 12,229 12 26. North Carolina 365 6
8. Vermont 7,498 24 27. Connecticut 308 5
9. Wyoming 7,016 10 28. Illinois 272 4
10. Maine 5,529 20 29. Virginia 269 5
11. New York 4,863 49 30. Iowa 220 3
12. New Mexico 4,623 9 31. Indiana 165 2
13. Michigan 4,508 39 32. Maryland 132 1
14. New Hampshire 3,887 27 33. Missouri 90 2
15. Alaska 3,220 10 34. North Dakota 40 2
16. Minnesota 2,363 20 35. Tennessee 38 1
17. Nevada 2,300 4 36. Rhode Island 36 1
18. Pennsylvania 2,067 26 37. Alabama 9 1
19. Wisconsin 1,954 31

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