The Top 10 Longest Vertical Drops at Ski Resorts in North America.

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#1 REVELSTOKE – British Colombia, Canada

Mount MacKenzie, Revelstoke Ski Resort.  photo: worldsnowboardingguide.com

- 5,620 Vertical Feet (most continuous lift served vertical in The New World)

- Video of insane pillow skiing at Revelstoke

 

#2 BLACKCOMB – British Colombia, Canada

Blackcomb Ski Resort…yep, it’s huge.

- 5,133 Vertical Feet (resort claims 5,280 so they can say “a vertical mile”)

- Whistler (literally attached now) is at 4,978 Vertical Feet

- Video of the miniature world of Blackcomb

 

#3 TELLURIDE – Colorado, USA

Telluride, Colorado

- 4,425 Vertical Feet 

- Video from “Blizzard of Ahhs” at Telluride

 

#4 SNOWMASS – Colorado, USA

Snowmass, Colorado

- 4,406 Vertical Feet (includes hiking or infrequently running rope tow, 3,723 w/o hiking/tow)

- Aspen Highlands (right next door) has 3,635 vertical feet

- Video of Freeskier peeps going nuts at Snowmass

#5 BIG SKY – Montana, USA

Big Sky, Montana

- 4,350 Vertical Feet (3,650 vertical feet is skiable in one long run from top of Lone Peak Tram) 

- Video of high level snowboarding at Big Sky by Erik Morrison

 

#6 JACKSON HOLE – Wyoming, USA

Cody Peak at Jackson Hole, Wyoming

- 4,139 Vertical Feet (most continuous lift served skiing in USA)

- Video of the Squaw Boys skiing at Jackson Hole

 

#7 KICKING HORSE – British Colombia, Canada

Kicking Horse, British Colombia.  photo:  skirebel.com

- 4,131 Vertical Feet

- Video of big mountain skiing at Kicking Horse

 

#8 BEAVER CREEK – Colorado, USA

Beaver Creek, Colorado

- 4,040 Vertical Feet

- Video of cheesy skiing & riding & some faceshots at Beaver Creek

 

#9 PANORAMA – British Colombia, Canada

Panorama Ski Resort, British Colombia

- 3,820 Vertical Feet

- Video, marketing style, of  Panorama’s panorama

 

#10 TIMBERLINE ON MOUNT HOOD – Oregon, USA

Timberline on Mount Hood, Oregon

- 3,620 Vertical Feet (with a small amount of hiking, you can get 7,250’ of vertical)

- Longest vertical drop in North America….November – September

- Video of the Timberline Lodge in….”The Shining”…you know that it was filmed there, right?  

“…he ran amuck, killed his family with an axe.”  “You can rest assured, Mt. Olman, that’s not gonna happen with me.”


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