Resorts ranked by vertical drop

This is a list of our top 100 ski resorts ranked by vertical drop.  Vertical drop is the actual maximum vertical you can ski without taking another lift, and without walking up hill.  Walking on flat-ish terrain counts as long as it’s something people skiing the resort regularly do.  It may take multiple lift rides to reach the summit but once you start descending the true vertical will be the end of your run.

View of the town of Revelstoke from Critical Path, February 2018

View of the town of Revelstoke from Critical Path, February 2018

Resorts ranked by vertical drop

Rank Resort Real Vertical
1 Revelstoke 5,620′
2 Whistler/Blackcomb 5,234′
3 Snowmass 4,406′
4 Jackson Hole 4,139′
5 Big Sky 4,016′
6 Panorama 3,979′
7 Red Mountain 3,850′
8 Telluride 3,845′
9 Kicking Horse 3,790′
10 Timberline 3,690′
11 Steamboat 3,668′
12 Aspen Highlands 3,635′
13 Sun Valley 3,400′
14 Mt. Bachelor 3,365′
15 Beaver Creek 3,340′
16 Fernie 3,320′
17 Taos 3,281′
18 Heavenly 3,280′
19 Aspen Mountain 3,267′
20 Snowbird 3,240′
21 Park City 3,190′
22 Whiteface 3,166′
23 Banff Sunshine 3,154′
24 Lake Louise 3,150′
25 Winter Park 3,060′
26 Killington 3,050′
27 Vail 3,041′
28 Breckenridge 2,908′
29 Mammoth 2,900′
29 Snowbasin 2,900′
31 Sun Peaks 2,894′
32 Castle Mountain 2,833′
33 Tamarack 2,800′
33 Sugarloaf 2,800′
35 Mt Hood Meadows 2,777′
36 Crested Butte 2,775′
37 Big White 2,666′
38 Copper Mountain 2,601′
39 Crystal Mountain 2,600′
39 Bridger Bowl 2,600′
39 Montana Snowbowl 2,600′
42 June Mountain 2,590′
43 Sugarbush 2,552′
44 Smugglers’ Notch 2,525′
45 Palisades Tahoe 2,510′
46 Alyeska 2,500′
46 Silver Star 2,500′
48 Schweitzer 2,400′
48 Le Massif 2,400′
48 Red Lodge 2,400′
51 Keystone 2,362′
52 Stowe 2,360′
53 Whitefish 2,353′
54 Marmot Basin 2,305′
55 Arizona Snowbowl 2,300′
56 Northstar 2,280′
57 Sierra-at-Tahoe 2,212′
58 Kimberley 2,190′
59 Sunday River 2,175′
60 Jay Peak 2,153′
61 Silver Mountain 2,150′
61 Sundance 2,150′
63 Cannon Mountain 2,130′
64 Mont Tremblant 2,116′
65 White Pass 2,050′
65 Angel Fire 2,050′
65 Mont Sainte Anne 2,050′
68 Whitewater 2,044′
69 Mad River Glen 2,037′
70 Solitude 2,030′
71 Purgatory 2,029′
72 Alta 2,020′
73 Grand Targhee 2,010′
74 Powder Mountain 2,000′
74 Pico 2,000′
74 Apex Mountain 2,000′
77 Deer Valley 1,910′
78 Bear Valley 1,900′
79 49 Degrees North 1,850′
80 Diamond Peak 1,840′
81 Bogus Basin 1,819′
82 Stevens Pass 1,800′
82 Lost Trail 1,800′
82 Brundage 1,800′
85 Loveland 1,780′
86 Mt. Rose 1,760′
87 Brighton 1,745′
88 Santa Fe 1,725′
89 Sunlight 1,720′
90 Arapahoe Basin 1,698′
91 Beaver Mountain 1,660′
91 Ski Discovery 1,660′
93 Powderhorn 1,650′
93 Banff Norquay 1,650′
95 Kirkwood 1,630′
96 Wolf Creek 1,604′
97 China Peak 1,570′
98 Dodge Ridge 1,550′
99 Sugar Bowl 1,500′
100 Mt. Hood Skibowl 1,425′