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Big Sky Lodging & Accommodations | Big Sky Resort, Montana
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I like big vertical drops, and I cannot lie, but vertical certainly isn’t the most important aspect to a great ski resort.

Some of the most reputable ski areas (Alta, A- Basin, Grand Targhee, etc.) don’t compete with the big dogs when it comes to their maximum lift-serviced vertical, and that’s fine.

HOWEVER, there is something extremely satisfying about lacing a 3,000’+ vertical run down a groomer… right?

All data has been cross-referenced using True-Up Vertical. True-Up calculates the true continuous vertical that can be skied at each resort.

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Whiteface Mountain– The longest vertical drop in the east.

States are listed in order from shortest to longest vertical.

Okay enough of the disclaimer jargon BS, take a look at the list!


Cloudmont– 150′

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Courtesy: Cloudmont

Rhode Island

Yawgoo Valley– 163′

Yawgoo Valley Ski Area & Water Park | Exeter, RI 02822
Courtesy: Visit RI


Mad River Mountain & Snow Trails (tie)- 300′

Mad River Mountain | Mad River Mountain Resort
Courtesy: Mad River


Snow Creek– 300′

Snow Creek | Snow Creek Mountain Resort
Courtesy: Snow Creek


Perfect North– 400′

Perfect North Slopes | Home
Courtesy: Perfect North


Sundown– 420′

Sundown Mountain Ski & Snowboard Photos
Courtesy: Sundown

North Dakota

Huff Hills– 450′

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Courtesy: Huff Hills


Chestnut Mountain– 475′

Ski Lodge Near Chicago | Chestnut Mountain Resort
Courtesy: Chesnut Mountain


Mohawk Mountain– 575′

The Mountain | Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
Courtesy: Mohawk Mountain


Ober Gatlinburg– 600′

How To Improve The Slopes – Ober Gatlinburg
Courtesy: Ober Gatlinburg


Wisp– 700′

Wisp Resort
Courtesy: Wisp


Granite Peak– 700′

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Courtesy: Granite Peak


Lutsen Mountains– 760′

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Mount Bohemia– 820′

New hostel at Mount Bohemia offers inexpensive stay for skiers and snowboarders | The Scene
Courtesy: Joey Wallis

New Jersey

Mountain Creek– 1,040′

Skiing in New Jersey | VisitNJ.org
Courtesy: Visit NJ


Massanutten– 1,070′

Massanutten Hours & Lift Tickets Rentals Lessons Rates
Courtesy: Massanutten


Blue Mountain– 1,082′

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Courtesy: Blue Mountain

South Dakota

Terry Peak– 1,100′

Terry Peak Ski Area - Indy Pass
Courtesy: Terry Peak


Jiminy Peak– 1,123′

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Courtesy: Jiminy Peak

North Carolina

Sugar Mountain– 1,180′

Current Conditions - Sugar Mountain Resort
Courtesy: Sugar Mountain

West Virginia

Snowshoe– 1,480′

Group Services at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia
Courtesy: Snowshoe


Diamond Peak– 1,741′

Trail Map | Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Courtesy: Diamond Peak

New Hampshire

Cannon Mountain– 2,089′

Home - Cannon Mountain
Courtesy: Cannon Mountain


Arizona Snowbowl– 2,180′

An Update on Winter 2020/2021 - Arizona Snowbowl
Courtesy: Arizona Snowbowl

New Mexico

Taos– 2,379′

Ski Taos - Resort Information | Taos Ski Valley
Courtesy: Taos Ski Valley


Alyeska– 2,390′

Lift Tickets - Alyeska Resort
Courtesy: Alyeska


Sugarloaf– 2,410′

Mountain Report | Sugarloaf
Courtesy: Sugarloaf


Sugarbush– 2,552′

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Courtesy: Sugarbush


Crystal Mountain– 2,571′

Our Mountain Info | Crystal Mountain Resort
Courtesy: Crystal Mountain Resort


Mammoth– 2,885′

Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA Jobs | Hospitality Online
Courtesy: Mammoth

New York

Whiteface– 3,216′

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Courtesy: Whiteface


Sun Valley – 3,241′

Bald Mountain (Idaho) - Wikipedia
Courtesy: Sun Valley


Snowbird– 3,243′

COVID-19 Information & Resources
Courtesy: Snowbird


Timberline Lodge– 3,690′

Timberline Lodge | Mt. Hood, Oregon
Courtesy: Timberline Lodge


Big Sky– 4,016′

Lone Peak in Big Sky Montana - AllTrips
Courtesy: AllTrips


Aspen Snowmass– 4,030′

Snowmass | Mountain & Ski Resort | Aspen Snowmass
Courtesy: Aspen Snowmass


Jackson Hole– 4,105′

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - Vacations - Ski Trips
Courtesy: Jackson Hole

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