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Q. What the largest ski resort in North America by total acres?
A. The largest ski resort in North America is Whistler Blackcomb with 8171 total acres.
Q. Where is Whistler Blackcomb located?
A. The ski resort is located north of Vancouver, British Columbia in Whistler, BC, Canada.
Q. Which ski area or resort in North America has the greatest vertical drop?
A. The ski resort is Revelstoke Mountain Resort, located in British Columbia, Canada with a 5620 ft / 1713 m vertical drop.
Q. Which major ski resort in North America was the first to open its slopes to snowboarding?
A. The answer is Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont.
Q. Which ski area has road access to lift services from two states?
A. The resort is Heavenly Mountain Resort and is located in South Lake Tahoe, California, USA.
Q. Which ski area in British Columbia, Canada was the first to allow snowboarding?
A. The answer is Cypress Mountain Ski Area near Vancouver, BC in March of 1987.
Q. Which ski resorts in North America have 0 beginner designated runs?
A. The ski resorts are Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands, which are part of what makes up Aspen Snowmass located in Colorado, USA.
Q. What is the name of America’s largest ski resort and where is it located?
A. The ski resort is Park City Mountain Resort located in Park City, Utah.
Q. When is the best time to book a ski and snowboarding vacation?
A. Generally, it is best to book as early as possible as prices begin to rise for lodging, airfare and car rentals the closer it gets to your departure date and during peak season. Most ski resorts tend to offer early booking discounts.
Q. Which ski resort has trademarked the name “Champagne Powder”?
A. Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado holds the trademark for this name.
Q. Did you know that in the country of Canada there are four islands that have ski areas?
A. The islands are Newfoundland, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island and Vancouver Island.
Q. Which Ski Area in the United States is located on an Island?
A. The Ski Area is Eaglecrest Ski Area located on Douglas Island in Juneau, Alaska.
Q. What is a Chondola?
A. A chondola is a hybrid lift that contains chairs and 8 passenger gondola cabins all operating on the same system. The chairs can be either 4 or 6 passenger chairs. There are generally more chairs on the system that gondola cabins. It is a idea system that gives riders the choice and also provides protection from nasty weather conditions by sitting in the gondola during transport uphill.