It’s safe to say that not many people are entering the ski business these days. Since the year 2000, only five ski areas have opened in the United States. Here they are in chronological order.
Mount Bohemia (2000)
Mount Boho opened in the year 2000 with a bold vision, a mid-west powder paradise catering to expert skiers. The ski area provides no grooming or snowmaking. But what the ski area does offer up is huge natural snowfalls thanks to lake effect snow off Lake Superior. We had a chance to visit this quirky ski area this season and absolutely loved the skiing and vibe of the place.
Silverton Mountain (2002)
Since opening in 2002, Silverton Mountain in Colorado has built a cult-like following. Skiers flock to Silverton from all over the world to experience the mountain’s experts-only extreme terrain. The mountain has just one double chairlift, but the terrain it serves up is legendary.
Tamarack Resort (2004)
Tamarack has had a tough go of it since opening in 2004 with some changes of ownership. Despite some financial hardships, we hear the ski experience at the Idaho ski area is actually really good.
Cherry Peak (2015)
When Cherry Peak opened in 2015 it became Utah’s 14th ski resort. The 200 skiable acre ski area has a vertical drop of 1,265 feet.
Bluebird Backcountry (2020)
The newest ski area in the United States is a human-powered ski area with no lift infrastructure. The ski area provides a controlled backcountry experience for people who are learning to backcountry ski or would like to ski tour in a safer more controlled environment.