These 20 Ski Areas Have The Most Lifts In North America

These 20 Ski Areas Have The Most Lifts In North America


These 20 Ski Areas Have The Most Lifts In North America


Whistler, BC | Photo Credit:

Whistler, BC | Photo Credit: Ruth Hartnup

While skiable acres and vertical relief are often the watermarks by which ski resorts are judged, number of lifts is often a neglected statistic.

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Bottomline, ski lifts spread skiers out, give skiers less time in lines, and offer more shredable terrain. Also, ski lifts offer an opportunity to strike up conversation with the opposite sex and possibly share a cold beer with whoever is under those goggles….

These Ski Areas Have The Most Lifts In The USA

20) Mount Snow, VT – 16

Unofficial Pick: Outpost

19) Sugarbush, VT – 16

Unofficial Pick: Summit Quad

18) Beaver Creek, CO – 16

Unofficial Pick: Grouse Mountain Express

17) Telluride, CO – 16

Unofficial Pick: Plunge Lift

16) Steamboat, CO – 17

Unofficial Pick: Pony Express

15) Snowmass, CO – 17

Unofficial Pick: High Alpine

14) Afton Alps, MN – 18

Unofficial Pick: Lift #15

13) Killington, VT – 20

Unofficial Pick: Bear Mountain Quad

12) Deer Valley, UT – 21

Unofficial Pick: Sultan Express

11) Summit at Snoqualmie, WA – 21

Unofficial Pick: Edelweiss

10) Winter Park, CO – 22

Unofficial Pick: Super Gauge Express

9) Copper Mountain – 23

Unofficial Pick: Super Bee

8) Breckenridge, CO – 23

Unofficial Pick: Imperial Express

7) Heavenly, CA – 24

Unofficial Pick: Gunbarrel Express

6) Vail, CO – 25

Photo Credit: Vail Facebook Page

Photo Credit: Vail Facebook Page

Unofficial Pick: High Noon Express

5) Squaw Valley, CA – 27


Unofficial Pick: KT-22

4) Big Sky, MT – 28

Photo Credit: Lone Peak Tram

Photo Credit: Big Sky Facebook Page

Unofficial Pick: Lone Peak Tram 

3) Mammoth Mountain, CA – 28

Unofficial Pick: Chair 23

2) Whistler Blackcomb, BC – 31

Unofficial Pick: Peak Chair

1) Park City, UT – 38

Unofficial Pick: McConkey’s Express

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