What do you think is the most mountainous state in the U.S.? Colorado? Utah? Arizona? California? It’s actually the state in between them. According to the Great Falls Tribune, Nevada is the most mountainous state in the country. There are over three hundred named ranges, along with over one hundred anonymous mountain ranges that are scattered throughout the desert. The tallest mountain is Boundary Peak, with it being 13,147 feet tall. Some of the mountain ranges in the state include the Sierra Nevada, the Egans, the Ruby Mountains, the Spring Mountains, and many more.
In terms of skiing, there are six ski areas to choose from. While it doesn’t reach the marks of other Western states, they’re still great skiing to be had at places like Lee Canyon and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. Plus, if you live around Reno or Carson City, you are really close to the Lake Tahoe ski resorts. A full list of ski areas and mountain stats in the state of Nevada is below:
The Ski Resorts of Nevada:
Diamond Peak: 30 Runs, 6 Lifts, 1840-Foot Vertical Drop.
Elko Snow Bowl: 10 Runs, 2 Lifts, 700-foot vertical drop.
Heavenly (Both in California and Nevada): 97 Trails, 28 lifts, 3500-foot vertical drop, 4800 skiable acres(most in Lake Tahoe).
Lee Canyon: 27 Trails, 4 lifts, 860-foot vertical drop (35 miles away from Las Vegas).
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: 60+ plus runs, 8 lifts, 1800 foot vertical drop.