How To Ski In All 50 States (Part 2 of 5)

How To Ski In All 50 States (Part 2 of 5)

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How To Ski In All 50 States (Part 2 of 5)

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Join me for Part 2 of this weekly series where I show you how you can ski in every state in the US. Check out the first 10 states from last week here.

Hawaii

Where: Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii

Fun Fact: Mauna Kea is world’s tallest mountain. The mountain stretches from 19,000 ft. below sea level to 13,796 ft. above.

Why: It’s the only option, and looks sick! I’m going to have to time this one perfectly…

Idaho

Where: Sun Valley Resort

Fun Fact: Sun Valley had the first three chairlifts ever made.

Why: See fact above. I’m a history nerd, what can I say.

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Illinois

Where: Chestnut Mountain Resort

Fun Fact: Chestnut is only ~3 hours from Chicago.

Why: Chestnut is by far the largest ski resort in Illinois. Go big or go home!

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Indiana

Where: Perfect North Slopes

Fun Fact: Perfect North is less than two hours outside of Indianapolis.

Why: Bonus points for being close to an airport. Also, 400 ft. of vertical is respectable for Indiana!

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Iowa

Where: Sundown Mountain Resort

Fun Fact: The resort is about 20 minutes from the Mississippi River.

Why: The resort is only two hours from where I live. Easy enough.

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Kansas

Where: Mystic Lakes Ski Club 

Fun Fact: There aren’t any snow skiing resorts in Kansas.

Why: Mystic Lakes Ski Club is a world class water-skiing facility that has hosted the Water Skiing National Championships.

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Kentucky

Where: Ski Butler (Defunct) 

Fun Fact: Ski Butler was KY’s only ski resort, but was forced to close in the mid-90s.

Why: Maybe I can show up with skis, pray the snow gods bless me, and take a run down the old slopes? I don’t know, I’m desperate here!

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Louisiana

Where: Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Fun Fact: You can open-carry alcohol on Bourbon Street.

Why/how:

Step 1: Buy a pair of roller skis.

Step 2: Take them down Bourbon Street for an all-time picture.

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Maine

Where: Sugarloaf 

Fun Fact: Sugarloaf’s Snowfields are the only lift-serviced above-treeline terrain in the East.

Why: It’s big, it’s cold, and hella fun.

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Maryland

Where: Wisp Resort

Fun Fact: Wisp averages over 100 inches of snow annually.

Why: The resort is surround by the town of Deep Creek, MD with plenty to do after you get off the slopes.

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