^Credit: Catamount Mountain Resort/Indy Pass Media Kit
Did you know that there are only 4 ski resorts in the entirety of the United States of America that straddle state borders? Maybe it’s not something you’ve ever thought of before, but I thought it was an interesting fact to explore.
In truth, I was inspired by a recent Instagram post from The Storm Skiing Journal & Podcast about one of the names on the list, Catamount Mountain Resort. Catamount lies on both sides of the Massachusetts and New York border.
Go check out The Storm Skiing Journal & Podcast for a more in-depth look at ski news and the ski industry as a whole. Stuart does a great job over there.
For this article, I thought it would be cool to break down each of the four resorts, and get a better understanding of their borders. Hope you enjoy!
Heavenly Resort, CA/NV
Heavenly Resort is the largest ski resort on this list by acreage, and perhaps the mot well-known. Rising up from the shoreline of South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is home to some of the most scenic views of any ski resort in North America.
The resort is split about 50-50 between California and Nevada totaling 4,800 skiable acres, the most in the Lake Tahoe region. For those of you looking to ski in each state, going to Heavenly is an easy way to kill two birds with one stone.
^California Lodge at Heavenly. Credit: Rajvi Khatri on Unsplash
Vertical: 3,500 ft.
Skiable Acreage: 4,800 ac.
Average Snowfall: 360 in.
Named Trails: 97
Lookout Pass, ID/MT
Nestled in the high-alpine Lookout Pass of I-90, Lookout Pass Ski Area is a hidden gem. The stats might not jump off the page like other ski resorts on this list, but it’s mighty in it own right.
The ski area averages over 400″ of snow annually, which dwarfs the annual averages of pretty much every other ski resort in both Idaho and Montana.
Lookout Pass is a great ski area to explore for those that want to travel off the beaten path, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to have fresh snowfall. Plus, the ski area is looking to open new terrain this season.
What more can you ask for?
^UN founder Tim Konrad was at Lookout Pass last season to sample their new terrain. Looks mellow, but fun!
Vertical: 1,150 ft.
Skiable Acreage: 560 ac.
Average Snowfall: 400+ in.
Named Trails: 34
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, ID/MT
Hand-up. I had never even heard of Lost Trail Powder Mountain (LTPM), also known as Lost Trail Ski Area, until I bought my first Indy Pass a few years ago.
In fact, when I first heard about it, I thought somebody was referring to Powder Mountain in Utah. Yeah, so even I, a blogger who considers himself well-versed in the ski industry, was ignorant to the fact that this place even existed.
Lost Trail joins Lookout Pass as ski areas that both straddle the Idaho-Montana border, but Lost Trail is significantly larger.
LTPM boasts 1,800 acres of skiing across an 1,800 ft. vertical. Not too shabby. I have it on good authority that the mountain has some steeps that will make you pucker. Sounds like fun.
^Credit: Indy Pass Media Kit
Vertical: 1,800 ft.
Skiable Acreage: 1,800 ac.
Average Snowfall: 325 in.
Named Trails: 60+
Pass: Indy Pass
Catamount Mountain Resort, NY/MA
We round out our list with the smallest of the four ski resorts.
Catamount Mountain Resort might seem like a bunny hill to you privileged western folks, but hold your judgmental horses.
Any ski area in the mid-Atlantic region (I’m considering it to still be in the mid-Atlantic, fight me) is considered large if it hits that coveted 1,000 feet of vertical mark. So, Catamount isn’t really all that small, relatively speaking.
Indy Passholders can knock off skiing in two states at Catamount. So, why not?
^Catamount Mountain Resort. Credit: Indy Pass Media Kit
Vertical: 1,000 ft.
Skiable Acreage: N/A
Average Snowfall: N/A
Named Trails: 42
Pass: Indy Pass