The 10 Longest Vertical Drops in North America

The 10 Longest Vertical Drops in North America

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The 10 Longest Vertical Drops 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 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?  

 

#10 – ASPEN HIGHLANDS – Colorado, USA

aspen-highlands-panorama

3,572 Vertical Feet

– If you hike, you can get 4,292 vertical feet

– 1,500 skiable acres

– Video of Aspen Highlands pow skiing

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