10 Upside Down Ski Areas With Bases At The Top

10 Upside Down Ski Areas With Bases At The Top

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10 Upside Down Ski Areas With Bases At The Top

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‘Upside Down’ isn’t the greatest term to describe these ski areas, but we’ll stick with it anyways. Maybe we should call them ‘inverted’?

You tell me…

When you arrive at these ski areas you’re already at, or near, the top of the mountain.

Boot up, click in, and start your first run without having to wait in a lift line!

Jack Frost, PA

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Vertical: 600 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: 100 miles (Philadelphia)

Interesting Nugget: An employee of Jack Frost’s sister resort, Big Boulder, was a pioneer in perfecting modern-day snowmaking.

Snowshoe, WV

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Vertical: 1500 ft. (Western Territory), 800 ft. (Snowshoe Basin)

Distance From Nearest Major City: 221 miles (Washington D.C)

Interesting Nugget: The ‘base area’ of Snowshoe sits at 4,848′ above sea level. Higher than any summit in the entire state of Vermont.

Powder Mountain, UT

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Vertical: 2,205 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: 54 miles (Salt Lake City)

Interesting Nugget: Powder Mountain is the largest ski area in The United  States by acreage. The area offers an astounding 8,464 acres of skiable terrain. Pow Mow is on the Indy Pass.

Blacktail Mountain, MT

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Vertical: 1,440 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: 237 miles (Spokane, WA)

Interesting Nugget: Blacktail was listed on Craigslist with a $3.5M sticker price back in 2018. It’s on The Indy Pass.

Echo Mountain, CO

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Vertical: 600 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: 36 miles (Denver)

Interesting Nugget: Echo Mountain was closed from 1975-2005, but has reemerged as Denver’s closest, and most affordable ski area. It’s also on the Indy Pass.

Le Massif de Charlevoix, QC, CAD

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Vertical: 2,526 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: ~49 miles (Quebec City)

Interesting Nugget: Le Massif serves up hundreds of acres of skiing with stunning views of the St. Lawrence River. It’s the largest Canadian ski resort east of the Rockies.

Wintergreen Resort, VA

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Vertical: 1,003 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: 155 miles (Washington D.C.)

Interesting Nugget: Wintergreen is one of the largest ski resorts in the southeast. The resort boasts a 1.4 mi run, and multiple high-speed lifts.

Chestnut Mountain Resort, IL

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Vertical: 475 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: 162 miles (Chicago)

Interesting Nugget: The Farside terrain park is a premier free style skiing and riding destination in the Midwest. Chestnut is also on the Indy Pass.

Hogadon Basin, WY

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Vertical: 600 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: 287 miles (Denver)

Interesting Nugget: Hogadon Basin is located just 22 minutes from Casper, WY.

Hurricane Ridge, WA

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Vertical: 800 ft.

Distance From Nearest Major City: 100 miles (Seattle)

Interesting Nugget: Hurricane Ridge Ski Area is located within Olympic National Park. It’s also on the Indy Pass!

Are there other upside down ski areas/resorts that we missed? Let us know!

Friendly reminder that Indy Pass prices go up after December 31st!

Featured Image Credit: Snowshoe Mountain

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