I’m back with how to ski every state in the US! If you need to get up-to-speed, check out Part 1 and Part 2. I am going down the list of states, alphabetically, and telling you how you can get some sort of skiing (preferably snow) done in each state!
*Cover Photo- Voodoo Mountain Cat Skiing (Mount Bohemia, MI)*
Where: Jiminy Peak
Fun Fact: Jiminy Peak has a 4.6 megawatt wind turbine that was installed in 2007.
Why: Jiminy is one of that largest ski resorts in all of southern New England.
Where: Mount Bohemia
Fun Fact: Mount Bohemia is the only back-country oriented resort in the Midwest. You won’t find any grooming or snow making here, just ~280″ of annual lake effect powder.
Why: Mount Bohemia has been on my list for years. They also offer the only cat-skiing operation in the Midwest on Voodoo Mountain. Seriously, check this place out.
Where: Lutsen Mountains
Fun Fact: Lutsen is home to four peaks, and the Midwest’s only Gondola.
Why: Lutsen has the most terrain to offer in MN. Also, riding a gondola in MN feels so wrong that it feels right.
Where: Mississippi River (Water Skiing)
Fun Fact: There are a whopping *ZERO* ski resorts in Mississippi.
Why: Might as well get a water ski run down on the river, right? Sounds dangerous.
Where: Snow Creek
Fun Fact: Snow Creek is now on the Epic Pass.
Why: There’s only two options for snow skiing in Missouri. I figure I’ll end up with an Epic Pass and make a few turns on Snow Creek’s 300′ of vertical.
Where: Big Sky
Fun Fact: The Lone Peak Tram offers 300 degrees of steeps on Lone Peak!
Why: It’s big, it’s bad, and it’s legendary. I have wanted to go to Big Sky since I was just a lad.
Where: Devils Nest (Defunct)
Fun Fact: Nebraska does not have any open ski resorts. Devils Nest is (or was?) the only resort.
Why: This one is a long shot, but maybe I’ll be able to ski this hill someday? I’m thinking a little bit of snow falls, I skin up, and ski down? Again, I’m desperate here.
Where: Lee Canyon
Fun Fact: Lee Canyon is only an hour drive from the Las Vegas Strip.
Why: I know there’s some great skiing in Nevada around Lake Tahoe, but there’s something so cool about going skiing right outside of Las Vegas. I plan to do it, someday.
Where: Loon Mountain
Fun Fact: Loon is home to New Hampshire’s only Superpipe.
Why: Disclaimer- I have been to Loon before. I’m including it on this list because it’s a great mountain. Excellent terrain, amazing views, and great on-mountain food. Can’t ask for much more.
Where: Mountain Creek
Fun Fact: Mountain Creek is only an hour drive from NYC.
Why: The resort has over 1,000′ of vertical, not too shabby for NJ!