The 10 Largest Vertical Drops in North America

The 10 Largest Vertical Drops in North America

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The 10 Largest Vertical Drops in North America

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What are the first stats you look at when you’re scoping out a new resort? Probably acreage, number of trails, annual snowfall, and vertical.

A site called Mountain Vertical has developed a stat called “True-Up Vertical” to identify the most accurate skiable vertical drop of resorts across North America. They have reevaluated the resort’s advertised vertical and have determined “True-Up” vertical to exclude vertical accounted for long cat-walks, terrain that can’t be skied in one run, and other factors. I encourage you to check out the full site here.

Here are the 10 resorts with the largest vertical according to Mountain Vertical and True-Up stats.

1. Revelstoke, BC

True-Up Vertical Descent: 5620 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 5997 ft.

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2. Whistler-Blackcomb, BC

True-Up Vertical Descent: 5234 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 5678 ft.

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3. Jackson Hole, WY

True-Up Vertical Descent: 4105 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 4105 ft.

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4. Aspen Snowmass, CO

True-Up Vertical Descent: 4030 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 4396 ft.

5. Big Sky, MT

True-Up Vertical Descent: 4016 ft.p

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 4346 ft.

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6. Panorama, BC

True-Up Vertical Descent: 3979 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 3979 ft.

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7. Telluride, CO

True-Up Vertical Descent: 3830 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 4410 ft.

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8. Kicking Horse, BC

True-Up Vertical Descent: 3790 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 3881 ft.

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9. Timberline, OR

True-Up Vertical Descent: 3690 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 3690 ft.

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10. Aspen Highlands, CO

True-Up Vertical Descent: 3572 ft.

Highest Point to Lowest Point: 4292 ft.

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