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The Ultimate Guide to What's New at Ski Areas in 2015-2016

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We hope you like new stuff, because there's a lot going on in ski country for the 2015-2016 season. There are new lifts, replacement lifts, new trails, lodges being remodeled, brand new facilities. There's even a brand new ski resort opening for the first time. And Curbed Ski tracked the changes down and put them in a map. Here is the ultimate guide to what's new at North American ski areas in 2015-2016.

While this map is meant to be exhaustive, it isn't completist. Snowmaking upgrades of indiscriminate impact at a small Midwest hill probably don't make the cut, but if we've missed a major upgrade at a premier ski area (possible given how much was going on this year), give us a shout at ski@curbed.com.


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Sugarloaf

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Q Burke Mountain Resort

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Okemo Mountain Resort

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Stowe Mountain Resort

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Sugarbush Resort

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Killington Ski Resort

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Stratton Mountain Resort

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Gore Mountain Ski Resort

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Whitetail Ski Resort

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In the immediate future, Whitetail Resort in Pennsylvania is going to see upgrades to its snowmaking system, but the $2.5 million being invested is also going to scoping future a future base lodge expansion.

Taos Ski Valley

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Winter Park Resort

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Arapahoe Basin

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Loveland Ski Area

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Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Vadito

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Sipapu is getting its first quad chairlift this winter, which is the resort's third new lift in five years. A new trail also is being built under the lift and a terrain extension will have 5 skiable acres.

Copper Mountain Ski Resort

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Pajarito Mountain

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Beaver Creek Resort

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Steamboat Ski Resort

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Aspen Highlands

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Snowmass

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Wolf Creek Ski Area

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Monarch Mountain

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Purgatory Resort

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Telluride Ski Resort

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Powderhorn

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Snow King Mountain Resort

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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Big Sky Resort

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Park City Mountain Resort

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Snowbird

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Solitude Mountain Resort

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Cherry Peak Resort

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Arizona Snowbowl

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Whitefish Mountain Resort

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Sun Valley Resort

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Sunshine Village

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Tamarack Resort

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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Snow Summit Mountain Resort

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Red Mountain Resort

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Red Mountain has been busy with work on a new hotel, addition snowmaking and modification of the Grey Mountain lift. The profile of the Grey Mountain chairlift will be lowered by reducing tower heights.

Sun Peaks Resort

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Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

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In addition to adding to its grooming fleet, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has expanded free Wi-Fi access to its entire base area.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

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The Siberia Express lift at Squaw Valley was upgraded from a quad to a high-speed six-passenger chairlift. Also new this season is Squaw Alpine's new "worry-free guarantee" pass program that awards credits toward the following season if conditions are poor enough for days to go unused.

Whistler Blackcomb

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Sugarloaf

Photo via Sugarloaf Mountain

Q Burke Mountain Resort

Photo via Q Burke Mountain Resort

Okemo Mountain Resort

Photo via Okemo Mountain Resort

Stowe Mountain Resort

Photo via Stowe Mountain Resort

Sugarbush Resort

Photo via Sugarbush Resort

Killington Ski Resort

Photo via Killington

Stratton Mountain Resort

Photo via Stratton Mountain

Gore Mountain Ski Resort

Photo via Gore Mountain

Whitetail Ski Resort

In the immediate future, Whitetail Resort in Pennsylvania is going to see upgrades to its snowmaking system, but the $2.5 million being invested is also going to scoping future a future base lodge expansion.

Taos Ski Valley

Photo via Taos Ski Valley

Winter Park Resort

Photo via Winter Park Resort

Arapahoe Basin

Photo via Arapahoe Basin

Loveland Ski Area

Photo by Dustin Schaefer/Loveland Ski Area

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Vadito

Sipapu is getting its first quad chairlift this winter, which is the resort's third new lift in five years. A new trail also is being built under the lift and a terrain extension will have 5 skiable acres.

Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Photo via Copper Mountain

Pajarito Mountain

Photo via Pajarito Mountain

Vail

Photo via Vail

Beaver Creek Resort

Photo via Beaver Creek

Steamboat Ski Resort

Photo via Steamboat Ski Resort

Aspen Highlands

Photo via Aspen Highlands

Snowmass

Photo via Aspen Snowmass

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Photo via Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Photo via Wolf Creek

Monarch Mountain

Photo via Monarch Mountain

Purgatory Resort

Photo via Purgatory Resort

Telluride Ski Resort

Photo via Telluride Ski Resort

Powderhorn

Photo via Powderhorn

Snow King Mountain Resort

Photo via Snow King Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Photo via Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Big Sky Resort

Photo via Big Sky

Park City Mountain Resort

Photo via Park City Mountain Resort

Snowbird

Image via Snowbird

Solitude Mountain Resort

Photo via Deer Valley Resort

Cherry Peak Resort

Rendering via Cherry Peak Resort

Arizona Snowbowl

Photo via Arizona Snowbowl

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Photo via Explore Whitefish

Sun Valley Resort

Photo via Sun Valley Resort

Sunshine Village

Photo via Sunshine Village

Tamarack Resort

Photo via Tamarack Resort/Lindsey Harris

Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Image via Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Snow Summit Mountain Resort

Photo via Snow Summit

Red Mountain Resort

Red Mountain has been busy with work on a new hotel, addition snowmaking and modification of the Grey Mountain lift. The profile of the Grey Mountain chairlift will be lowered by reducing tower heights.

Sun Peaks Resort

Photo via Sun Peaks Resort

Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe

Photo via Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

In addition to adding to its grooming fleet, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has expanded free Wi-Fi access to its entire base area.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

The Siberia Express lift at Squaw Valley was upgraded from a quad to a high-speed six-passenger chairlift. Also new this season is Squaw Alpine's new "worry-free guarantee" pass program that awards credits toward the following season if conditions are poor enough for days to go unused.

Whistler Blackcomb

Photo via David McColm/Whistler Blackcomb