Tiny ski hills have a charm all their own. While mega resorts like Big Sky, Whistler Blackcomb, and Vail absorb most of the discussion surrounding winter sports, a lot of people get their first introduction to skiing or riding at a much humbler local hill. Small ski areas dot the Midwest and Northeast, providing easy, affordable entries into the sport and sometimes creating future X-Gamers like Louie Vito and Danny Davis. You can still find old-school Poma lifts, rope tows and quite a bit of ski history if you know where to look. In honor of Micro Week 2015, Curbed Ski has mapped the 10 tiniest ski resorts in North America.
The resorts are ordered from smallest to largest, based on vertical feet (not skiable acreage or any other criteria). We were generous and took resorts at their word with their reported vertical drop. Curious about who has the biggest skiing in North America? Check this out. Upset that we missed one? Send us an email or let us know in the comments.
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