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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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1. Sugarloaf

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5092 Access Rd
Town of Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
(800) 843-5689
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2. Q Burke Mountain Resort

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223 Sherburne Lodge Rd
East Burke, VT 05832
(802) 626-7300
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3. Okemo Mountain Resort

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77 Okemo Ridge Rd
Ludlow, VT 05149
(802) 228-4041
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4. Stowe Mountain Resort

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5781 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-3000
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5. Sugarbush Resort

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1091 Golf Course Rd
Warren, VT 05674
(802) 583-6300
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6. Killington Ski Resort

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4480 Killington Rd
Killington, VT 05751
(802) 422-5001
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7. Stratton Mountain Resort

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5 Village Lodge Rd
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
(800) 787-2886
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8. Gore Mountain Ski Resort

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793 County Road 29, North Creek, NY 12853
North Creek, NY 12853
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9. Whitetail Ski Resort

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13805 Blairs Valley Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236
(717) 328-9400
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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.

10. Taos Ski Valley

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116 Sutton Place
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
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11. Winter Park Resort

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85 Parsenn Rd.
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-1564
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12. Arapahoe Basin

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28194 US Highway 6
Keystone, CO 80435
(970) 513-5700
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13. Loveland Ski Area

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Loveland Pass, I-70, Exit 216
Georgetown, CO 80444
(800) 736-3754
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14. Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Vadito

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5224 State Road 518
Vadito, NM 87579

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.

15. Copper Mountain Ski Resort

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16. Pajarito Mountain

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17. Vail

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(970) 754-8245
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18. Beaver Creek Resort

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40 Village Rd
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 754-4636
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19. Steamboat Ski Resort

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2305 Mount Werner Cir
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-6111
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20. Aspen Highlands

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199 Prospector Rd
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-7009
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21. Snowmass

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45 Village Run Cir
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-1220
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22. Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Crested Butte Way
Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225
(970) 349-2211
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23. Wolf Creek Ski Area

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160 Springs Court
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-5639
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24. Monarch Mountain

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50 Monarch Ln
Powderhorn, CO 81243
(719) 530-5000
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25. Purgatory Resort

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24 Sheol St
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 385-2169
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26. Telluride Ski Resort

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565 Mountain Village Blvd
Telluride, CO 81435
(800) 778-8581
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27. Powderhorn

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Powderhorn Rd
Mesa, CO 81643
(970) 268-5700
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28. Snow King Mountain Resort

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100 E Snow King Ave
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 201-5464
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29. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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3265 Village Dr
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2292
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30. Big Sky Resort

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50 Big Sky Resort Rd
Cameron, MT 59720
(800) 548-4486
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31. Park City Mountain Resort

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1310 Lowell Ave
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8111
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32. Snowbird

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9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Sandy, UT 84092
(801) 933-2222
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33. Solitude Mountain Resort

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12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 534-1400
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34. Cherry Peak Resort

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East 11000 North
Richmond, UT 84333
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35. Arizona Snowbowl

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9300 N Snow Bowl Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 779-1951
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36. Whitefish Mountain Resort

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3889 Big Mountain Rd
Whitefish, MT 59937
(877) 754-3474
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37. Sun Valley Resort

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1 Sun Valley Rd
Sun Valley, ID 83353
(208) 622-4111
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38. Sunshine Village

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217 Lynx St, Banff
AB T1L, Canada
+1 403-762-6500
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39. Tamarack Resort

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311 Village Dr
Tamarack, ID 83615
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40. Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd
Sandpoint, ID 83864
(877) 487-4643
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41. Snow Summit Mountain Resort

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880 Summit Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-5766
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42. Red Mountain Resort

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4300 Red Mountain Rd, Rossland
BC V0G 1Y0, Canada
(800) 663-0105
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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.

43. Sun Peaks Resort

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1280 Alpine Rd, Sun Peaks
BC V0E 5N0, Canada
(250) 578-7222
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44. Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe

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22222 Mount Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 849-0704
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45. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

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1111 Sierra At Tahoe Rd
Twin Bridges, CA 95735
(530) 659-7453
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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.

46. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

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1960 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(800) 403-0206
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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.

47. Whistler Blackcomb

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4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC VON 1B4, Canada
(800) 766-0449
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1. Sugarloaf

5092 Access Rd, Town of Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947
Photo via Sugarloaf Mountain
5092 Access Rd
Town of Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

2. Q Burke Mountain Resort

223 Sherburne Lodge Rd, East Burke, VT 05832
Photo via Q Burke Mountain Resort
223 Sherburne Lodge Rd
East Burke, VT 05832

3. Okemo Mountain Resort

77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT 05149
Photo via Okemo Mountain Resort
77 Okemo Ridge Rd
Ludlow, VT 05149

4. Stowe Mountain Resort

5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
Photo via Stowe Mountain Resort
5781 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672

5. Sugarbush Resort

1091 Golf Course Rd, Warren, VT 05674
Photo via Sugarbush Resort
1091 Golf Course Rd
Warren, VT 05674

6. Killington Ski Resort

4480 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751
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4480 Killington Rd
Killington, VT 05751

7. Stratton Mountain Resort

5 Village Lodge Rd, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
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5 Village Lodge Rd
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155

8. Gore Mountain Ski Resort

793 County Road 29, North Creek, NY 12853, North Creek, NY 12853
Photo via Gore Mountain
793 County Road 29, North Creek, NY 12853
North Creek, NY 12853

9. Whitetail Ski Resort

13805 Blairs Valley Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236

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.

13805 Blairs Valley Rd
Mercersburg, PA 17236

10. Taos Ski Valley

116 Sutton Place, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Photo via Taos Ski Valley
116 Sutton Place
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525

11. Winter Park Resort

85 Parsenn Rd., Winter Park, CO 80482
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85 Parsenn Rd.
Winter Park, CO 80482

12. Arapahoe Basin

28194 US Highway 6, Keystone, CO 80435
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28194 US Highway 6
Keystone, CO 80435

13. Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Pass, I-70, Exit 216, Georgetown, CO 80444
Photo by Dustin Schaefer/Loveland Ski Area
Loveland Pass, I-70, Exit 216
Georgetown, CO 80444

14. Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Vadito

5224 State Road 518, Vadito, NM 87579

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.

5224 State Road 518
Vadito, NM 87579

15. Copper Mountain Ski Resort

Copper Mountain, CO
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16. Pajarito Mountain

Los Alamos, NM
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17. Vail

Vail, Colorado 81657
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18. Beaver Creek Resort

40 Village Rd, Avon, CO 81620
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40 Village Rd
Avon, CO 81620

19. Steamboat Ski Resort

2305 Mount Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Photo via Steamboat Ski Resort
2305 Mount Werner Cir
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

20. Aspen Highlands

199 Prospector Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
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199 Prospector Rd
Aspen, CO 81611

21. Snowmass

45 Village Run Cir, Aspen, CO 81611
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45 Village Run Cir
Aspen, CO 81611

22. Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Crested Butte Way, Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225
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Crested Butte Way
Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225

23. Wolf Creek Ski Area

160 Springs Court, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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160 Springs Court
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

24. Monarch Mountain

50 Monarch Ln, Powderhorn, CO 81243
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50 Monarch Ln
Powderhorn, CO 81243

25. Purgatory Resort

24 Sheol St, Durango, CO 81301
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24 Sheol St
Durango, CO 81301

26. Telluride Ski Resort

565 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435
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565 Mountain Village Blvd
Telluride, CO 81435

27. Powderhorn

Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, CO 81643
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Powderhorn Rd
Mesa, CO 81643

28. Snow King Mountain Resort

100 E Snow King Ave, Jackson, WY 83001
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100 E Snow King Ave
Jackson, WY 83001

29. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

3265 Village Dr, Jackson, WY 83001
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3265 Village Dr
Jackson, WY 83001

30. Big Sky Resort

50 Big Sky Resort Rd, Cameron, MT 59720
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50 Big Sky Resort Rd
Cameron, MT 59720

31. Park City Mountain Resort

1310 Lowell Ave, Park City, UT 84060
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1310 Lowell Ave
Park City, UT 84060

32. Snowbird

9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Sandy, UT 84092
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9600 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Sandy, UT 84092

33. Solitude Mountain Resort

12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Photo via Deer Valley Resort
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84121

34. Cherry Peak Resort

East 11000 North, Richmond, UT 84333
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East 11000 North
Richmond, UT 84333

35. Arizona Snowbowl

9300 N Snow Bowl Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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9300 N Snow Bowl Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

36. Whitefish Mountain Resort

3889 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937
Photo via Explore Whitefish
3889 Big Mountain Rd
Whitefish, MT 59937

37. Sun Valley Resort

1 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID 83353
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1 Sun Valley Rd
Sun Valley, ID 83353

38. Sunshine Village

217 Lynx St, Banff, AB T1L, Canada
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217 Lynx St, Banff
AB T1L, Canada

39. Tamarack Resort

311 Village Dr, Tamarack, ID 83615
Photo via Tamarack Resort/Lindsey Harris
311 Village Dr
Tamarack, ID 83615

40. Schweitzer Mountain Resort

10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd, Sandpoint, ID 83864
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10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd
Sandpoint, ID 83864

41. Snow Summit Mountain Resort

880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Photo via Snow Summit
880 Summit Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

42. Red Mountain Resort

4300 Red Mountain Rd, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0, Canada

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.

4300 Red Mountain Rd, Rossland
BC V0G 1Y0, Canada

43. Sun Peaks Resort

1280 Alpine Rd, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada
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1280 Alpine Rd, Sun Peaks
BC V0E 5N0, Canada

44. Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe

22222 Mount Rose Hwy, Reno, NV 89511
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22222 Mount Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511

45. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

1111 Sierra At Tahoe Rd, Twin Bridges, CA 95735

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

1111 Sierra At Tahoe Rd
Twin Bridges, CA 95735

46. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146

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.

1960 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

47. Whistler Blackcomb

4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC VON 1B4, Canada
Photo via David McColm/Whistler Blackcomb
4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC VON 1B4, Canada