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UPDATED: What's New at Ski Areas in 2014-2015

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Whether you ski New England or the Rockies, ski areas have been busy this summer spending cash and trying to improve everything from parking lots to grooming. There are new lifts (like Taos Ski Valley's lift up Kachina Peak), loads of new snowmaking, and even new on-mountain restaurants (like Winter Park's Lunch Rock Restaurant). We've prioritized substantial capital investments at well-known resorts, meaning that a new $25,000 snow gun at a tiny snow hill in Michigan didn't quite make the cut. Since our first edition of this map back in September, we've added what's new at 6 resorts, including new lifts at Crystal Mountain and the relatively few improvements happening in Tahoe. So without further adieu, here's how 38 ski areas are upping the ante in 2014-2015. Did we miss something? Mention it in the comments or send us an email.


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1. Sunday River Ski Resort

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2. Okemo Mountain Resort

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77 Okemo Ridge Rd
Ludlow, VT 05149
(802) 228-4041
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3. Sugarbush Resort

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1091 Golf Course Rd
Warren, VT 05674
(802) 583-6300
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4. Gore Mountain Ski Resort

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793 County Road 29, North Creek, NY 12853
North Creek, NY 12853
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5. Stratton Mountain Resort

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5 Village Lodge Rd
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
(800) 787-2886
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6. Stowe Mountain Resort

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5781 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-3000
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7. Angel Fire Resort

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10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire, NM 87710
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8. Taos Ski Valley

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116 Sutton Place
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
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9. Wolf Creek Ski Area

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160 Springs Court
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-5639
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10. Durango Mountain Resort

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1 Skier Pl
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 385-2169
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11. Telluride Ski Resort

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565 Mountain Village Blvd
Telluride, CO 81435
(800) 778-8581
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12. Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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Crested Butte Way
Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225
(970) 349-2211
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13. Buttermilk Mountain

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38700 Colorado 82
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 300-7014
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14. Beaver Creek Resort

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

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1599C Summit County Rd. #3
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-5000
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16. Arapahoe Basin

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

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Interstate 70
Georgetown, CO 80444
(800) 736-3754
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18. Winter Park Resort

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85 Parsenn Rd.
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-1564
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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. Park City Mountain Resort

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1310 Lowell Ave
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-8111
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21. Deer Valley Resort

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2250 Deer Valley Drive S
Park City, UT 84060
(800) 424-3337
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22. Canyons Resort

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4000 Canyons Resort Dr
Park City, UT 84098
(435) 649-5400
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23. Cherry Peak Resort

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East 11000 North
Richmond, UT 84333
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24. Nordic Valley

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25. Snowbasin Resort

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3925 E Snowbasin Rd.
Huntsville, UT 84317
(888) 437-5488
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26. Brianhead Resort

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329 South Highway 143
Brian Head, UT 84719

Brian Head Resort is replacing the existing Giant Steps lift reducing the ride time to the top of Giant Steps Mountain from 12 minutes to just 5 minutes.

27. Eagle Point Resort

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150 SW Village Cir
Beaver, UT 84713
(855) 324-5378
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28. Sun Valley Resort

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1 Sun Valley Rd
Sun Valley, ID 83353
(208) 622-4111
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29. Whitefish Mountain Resort

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3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937
(877) 754-3474
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30. Sun Peaks Resort

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1280 Alpine Rd, Sun Peaks
BC V0E 5N0, Canada
(250) 578-7222
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31. 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 Resort in British Columbia is debuting a new Legacy Training Center for ski racers looking to maximize their time on snow. Red has spent over $1.5 million on snowmaking so that racers can begin skiing in early November and the ski area is also opening 195 acres on Mount Kirkup that will accessible via snowcat.

32. Whistler Blackcomb

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4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
BC VON 1B4, Canada
(800) 766-0449
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33. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

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34. Summit at Snoqualmie

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1001 Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068
(425) 434-7669
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The Summit East hill of the Summit at Snoqualmie is getting the new Rampart quad chairlift, the fourth lift installed in the last six years at the ski area. The new lift will use the now-popular conveyor-loading system and is part of $3.5 million in improvements this year.

35. Panorama Mountain Village Resort

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2000 Panorama Drive, Panorama
BC V0A 1T0, Canada
+1 250-342-6941
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This British Columbian gem near Calgary is adding a new quad lift for beginners and new beginner and intermediate runs this season.

36. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

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14040 Oregon 35
Mount Hood, OR 97041
(503) 337-2222
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There aren't many new lifts or developments at the Oregon ski resorts, but Mount Hood Meadows will debut a more accessible Shooting Star terrain park this season. The resort has installed a new rope tow at Shipyard that will allow guests to run repeat laps of the rail park.

37. Homewood Mountain Ski Resort

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5145 Westlake Blvd
Homewood, CA 96141
(530) 525-2992
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There aren't many on-mountain capital improvements in Tahoe this year, but one of the biggest announcements was Homewood's new snowcat terrain. The terrain will be off of Ellis Peak and accessed by snowcat and guided groups of no more than 10 people. Homewood will also debut the Foundation Bowl, an urban-style terrain park at mid-mountain.

38. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

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1111 Sierra At Tahoe Rd
Twin Bridges, CA 95735
(530) 659-7453
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Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has invested $5 million to construct the Solstice Plaza, a new 30,000 square foot deck and 9,000 square foot base area facility that houses a new retail shop, demo center and restaurant.

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1. Sunday River Ski Resort

97 Summit Rd Bethel, ME 04261
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2. Okemo Mountain Resort

77 Okemo Ridge Rd, Ludlow, VT 05149
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77 Okemo Ridge Rd
Ludlow, VT 05149

3. Sugarbush Resort

1091 Golf Course Rd, Warren, VT 05674
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1091 Golf Course Rd
Warren, VT 05674

4. Gore Mountain Ski Resort

793 County Road 29, North Creek, NY 12853, North Creek, NY 12853
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793 County Road 29, North Creek, NY 12853
North Creek, NY 12853

5. Stratton Mountain Resort

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

6. Stowe Mountain Resort

5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
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5781 Mountain Rd
Stowe, VT 05672

7. Angel Fire Resort

10 Miller Lane, Angel Fire, NM 87710
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10 Miller Lane
Angel Fire, NM 87710

8. Taos Ski Valley

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

9. Wolf Creek Ski Area

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

10. Durango Mountain Resort

1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301
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1 Skier Pl
Durango, CO 81301

11. Telluride Ski Resort

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

12. Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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

13. Buttermilk Mountain

38700 Colorado 82, Aspen, CO 81611
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38700 Colorado 82
Aspen, CO 81611

14. Beaver Creek Resort

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

15. Breckenridge Ski Resort

1599C Summit County Rd. #3, Breckenridge, CO 80424
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1599C Summit County Rd. #3
Breckenridge, CO 80424

16. Arapahoe Basin

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

17. Loveland Ski Area

Interstate 70, Georgetown, CO 80444
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Interstate 70
Georgetown, CO 80444

18. Winter Park Resort

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

19. Steamboat Ski Resort

2305 Mount Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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2305 Mount Werner Cir
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

20. Park City Mountain Resort

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

21. Deer Valley Resort

2250 Deer Valley Drive S, Park City, UT 84060
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2250 Deer Valley Drive S
Park City, UT 84060

22. Canyons Resort

4000 Canyons Resort Dr, Park City, UT 84098
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4000 Canyons Resort Dr
Park City, UT 84098

23. Cherry Peak Resort

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

24. Nordic Valley

3567 Nordic Valley Way Eden, Utah 84310
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25. Snowbasin Resort

3925 E Snowbasin Rd., Huntsville, UT 84317
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3925 E Snowbasin Rd.
Huntsville, UT 84317

26. Brianhead Resort

329 South Highway 143, Brian Head, UT 84719

Brian Head Resort is replacing the existing Giant Steps lift reducing the ride time to the top of Giant Steps Mountain from 12 minutes to just 5 minutes.

329 South Highway 143
Brian Head, UT 84719

27. Eagle Point Resort

150 SW Village Cir, Beaver, UT 84713
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150 SW Village Cir
Beaver, UT 84713

28. Sun Valley Resort

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

29. Whitefish Mountain Resort

3889 Big Mountain Road, Whitefish, MT 59937
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3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937

30. 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

31. Red Mountain Resort

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

Red Mountain Resort in British Columbia is debuting a new Legacy Training Center for ski racers looking to maximize their time on snow. Red has spent over $1.5 million on snowmaking so that racers can begin skiing in early November and the ski area is also opening 195 acres on Mount Kirkup that will accessible via snowcat.

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

32. Whistler Blackcomb

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

33. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

Crystal Mountain Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington 98022
Photo by Brianna Stoutenburgh, posted by Crystal Mountain

34. Summit at Snoqualmie

1001 Route 906, Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

The Summit East hill of the Summit at Snoqualmie is getting the new Rampart quad chairlift, the fourth lift installed in the last six years at the ski area. The new lift will use the now-popular conveyor-loading system and is part of $3.5 million in improvements this year.

1001 Route 906
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

35. Panorama Mountain Village Resort

2000 Panorama Drive, Panorama, BC V0A 1T0, Canada

This British Columbian gem near Calgary is adding a new quad lift for beginners and new beginner and intermediate runs this season.

2000 Panorama Drive, Panorama
BC V0A 1T0, Canada

36. Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

14040 Oregon 35, Mount Hood, OR 97041

There aren't many new lifts or developments at the Oregon ski resorts, but Mount Hood Meadows will debut a more accessible Shooting Star terrain park this season. The resort has installed a new rope tow at Shipyard that will allow guests to run repeat laps of the rail park.

14040 Oregon 35
Mount Hood, OR 97041

37. Homewood Mountain Ski Resort

5145 Westlake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141

There aren't many on-mountain capital improvements in Tahoe this year, but one of the biggest announcements was Homewood's new snowcat terrain. The terrain will be off of Ellis Peak and accessed by snowcat and guided groups of no more than 10 people. Homewood will also debut the Foundation Bowl, an urban-style terrain park at mid-mountain.

5145 Westlake Blvd
Homewood, CA 96141

38. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

1111 Sierra At Tahoe Rd, Twin Bridges, CA 95735

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has invested $5 million to construct the Solstice Plaza, a new 30,000 square foot deck and 9,000 square foot base area facility that houses a new retail shop, demo center and restaurant.

1111 Sierra At Tahoe Rd
Twin Bridges, CA 95735