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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.

Where is Whistler Blackcomb located?

A. The ski resort is located north of Vancouver, British Columbia in Whistler, BC, Canada.

Which ski areas in North America do not allow snowboarding

A. There are three in the USA – Alta Ski Area, Utah | Deer Valley Resort, Utah | Mad River Glen, Vermont.

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.

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.

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.

Which ski areas comprise what is known as SkiBig3 in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada?

A. The ski areas are Mt Norquay Ski Resort | Lake Louise Ski Resort | Sunshine Village Ski Resort.

Which ski areas are located on the North Shore Mountains near Vancouver, BC Canada?

A. There are three – Cypress Mountain Ski Area | Grouse Mountain Ski Area | Mt Seymour ski Area.

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.

Which ski resorts in North America have zero 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.

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.

What is the total skiable acres and total lifts at the largest ski resort in the United States?

A. Park City Mountain Resort with Canyons Village has 7300 total acres with 41 total lifts.

Which village and ski area played host to two Winter Olympic Games and what years?

A. The village of Lake Placid, NY and Whiteface Mountain Ski Area hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

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.

Which ski resort has trademarked the name “Champagne Powder”?

A. Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado holds the trademark for this name.

How many islands in Canada have ski areas?

A. Four, Newfoundland, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island and Vancouver Island.

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.

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.