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Go big and explore. Air travel to all the top ski destinations in the US and Canada - snowboard and ski at the biggest and most popular mountain destinations.

The following is a ranking of popular ski travel destinations by size - top ski vacation spots that you might need to book a flight in order to experience for yourself.

Revelstoke Ski Resort, British Columbia

Revelstoke size based on overall vertical drop is 5997 ft

5620 ft

3000-3500 acres

Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort, British Columbia

Whistler size based on overall vertical drop is 5678 ft

5234 ft

over 8000 acres

Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Wyoming

Jackson Hole size based on overall vertical drop is 4105 ft

4105 ft

2000-2500 acres

Snowmass Ski Resort, Aspen, Colorado

Snowmass size based on overall vertical drop is 4396 ft

4030 ft

3000-3500 acres

Big Sky & Moonlight Basin Ski Resorts, Montana

Moonlight Basin & Big Sky size based on overall vertical drop is 4346 ft

4016 ft

5500-6000 acres

Panorama Ski Resort, British Columbia

Panorama size based on overall vertical drop is 3979 ft

3979 ft

2500-3000 acres

Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado

Telluride size based on overall vertical drop is 4410 ft

3830 ft

2000-2500 acres

Kicking Horse Ski Resort, British Columbia

Kicking Horse size based on overall vertical drop is 3881 ft

3790 ft

2500-3000 acres

Timberline Ski Resort, Mt. Hood, Oregon

Timberline size based on overall vertical drop is 3690 ft

3690 ft

1000-1500 acres

Aspen Highlands Ski Resort, Colorado

Aspen Highlands size based on overall vertical drop is 4292 ft

3572 ft

1000-1500 acres

Beaver Creek Ski Resort, Colorado

Beaver Creek size based on overall vertical drop is 4040 ft

3340 ft

1500-2000 acres

Aspen Mountain/Ajax Ski Resort, Colorado

Aspen size based on overall vertical drop is 3267 ft

3267 ft

500-750 acres

Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah

Snowbird size based on overall vertical drop is 3243 ft

3243 ft

2000-2500 acres

Sun Valley Ski Resort, Idaho

Sun Valley size based on overall vertical drop is 3363 ft

3241 ft

2000-2500 acres

Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, New York

Lake Placid/Whiteface size based on overall vertical drop is 3430 ft

3216 ft

500-750 acres

Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff, Alberta

Lake Louise size based on overall vertical drop is 3235 ft

3150 ft

4000-4500 acres

Vail Ski Resort, Colorado

Vail size based on overall vertical drop is 3450 ft

3041 ft

5000-5500 acres

Snowbasin Ski Resort, Utah

Snowbasin size based on overall vertical drop is 2960 ft

2960 ft

3000-3500 acres

Mammoth Ski Resort, California

Mammoth size based on overall vertical drop is 2929 ft

2885 ft

3000-3500 acres

Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado

Breckenridge size based on overall vertical drop is 3398 ft

2880 ft

2000-2500 acres

Red Mountain Ski Resort, British Columbia

Red Mountain size based on overall vertical drop is 2833 ft

2833 ft

1500-2000 acres

Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia

Fernie size based on overall vertical drop is 2821 ft

2780 ft

2500-3000 acres

Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado

Crested Butte size based on overall vertical drop is 3042 ft

2755 ft

1000-1500 acres

Heavenly Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Heavenly size based on overall vertical drop is 3427 ft

2735 ft

3000-3500 acres

Park City Ski Resort, Utah

Park City size based on overall vertical drop is 3119 ft

2712 ft

3000-3500 acres

Sun Peaks Ski Resort, British Columbia

Sun Peaks size based on overall vertical drop is 2682 ft

2682 ft

3000-3500 acres

Mount Bachelor Ski Resort, Oregon

Mount Bachelor size based on overall vertical drop is 3373 ft

2645 ft

3500-4000 acres

The Canyons Ski Resort, Park City, Utah

The Canyons size based on overall vertical drop is 3065 ft

2615 ft

3500-4000 acres

Winter Park Ski Resort, Colorado

Winter Park size based on overall vertical drop is 2980 ft

2574 ft

2500-3000 acres

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Washington

Crystal Mountain size based on overall vertical drop is 3104 ft

2571 ft

2500-3000 acres

Steamboat Ski Resort, Colorado

Steamboat size based on overall vertical drop is 3668 ft

2479 ft

2500-3000 acres

Silver Star Ski Resort, British Columbia

Silver Star size based on overall vertical drop is 2422 ft

2422 ft

2500-3000 acres

Sugarloaf Ski Resort, Maine

Sugarloaf size based on overall vertical drop is 2840 ft

With the new terrain expansion into Brackett Basin, Sugarloaf is now the largest ski resort in the east, with over 800 skiable acres.

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2410 ft

750-1000 acres

Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Colorado

Copper Mountain size based on overall vertical drop is 2601 ft

2410 ft

2000-2500 acres

Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, Idaho

Schweitzer size based on overall vertical drop is 2400 ft

2395 ft

2500-3000 acres

Alyeska Ski Resort, Alaska

Alyeska size based on overall vertical drop is 3590 ft

2390 ft

1000-1500 acres

Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Squaw Valley size based on overall vertical drop is 2802 ft

2389 ft

3500-4000 acres

Taos Ski Resort, New Mexico

Taos size based on overall vertical drop is 3165 ft

2379 ft

1000-1500 acres

Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Keystone size based on overall vertical drop is 3324 ft

2362 ft

3000-3500 acres

Whitefish Ski Resort, Montana

Whitefish size based on overall vertical drop is 2305 ft

2305 ft

3000-3500 acres

Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia

Big White size based on overall vertical drop is 2603 ft

2283 ft

2500-3000 acres

Northstar-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, California

Northstar size based on overall vertical drop is 2276 ft

2276 ft

2000-2500 acres

Jasper's Marmot Basin Ski Resort, Alberta

Jasper's Marmot Basin size based on overall vertical drop is 2869 ft

2240 ft

1500-2000 acres

Stowe Ski Resort, Vermont

Stowe size based on overall vertical drop is 2341 ft

2132 ft

500-750 acres

Solitude Ski Resort, Utah

Solitude size based on overall vertical drop is 2055 ft

2055 ft

1000-1500 acres

Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, Quebec

Mont Tremblant size based on overall vertical drop is 2131 ft

2031 ft

500-750 acres

Buttermilk Ski Resort, Aspen, Colorado

Buttermilk size based on overall vertical drop is 2030 ft

2030 ft

250-500 acres

Alta Ski Resort, Utah

Alta size based on overall vertical drop is 2528 ft

Please note: Alta, which is directly adjacent to Snowbird, bans snowboarding. It is one of three a skiers-only resorts in the US - the other ones are Deer Valley and Mad River Glen.

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2005 ft

2000-2500 acres

Deer Valley Ski Resort, Park City, Utah

Deer Valley size based on overall vertical drop is 3005 ft

Please note: Deer Valley bans snowboarding and is a skiing-only resort.

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1910 ft

2000-2500 acres

Banff Sunshine Village Ski Resort, Banff, Alberta

Banff Sunshine Village size based on overall vertical drop is 3686 ft

1864 ft

3000-3500 acres

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, Colorado

Arapahoe Basin/A-Basin size based on overall vertical drop is 2270 ft

1698 ft

750-1000 acres

Killington Ski Resort, Vermont

Killington size based on overall vertical drop is 3033 ft

Killington is the 2nd biggest ski area in the east by skiable acreage, with terrain spread over multiple peaks. The true-up represents the height covered over the K1 Gondola.

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1645 ft

750-1000 acres

Kirkwood Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

Kirkwood size based on overall vertical drop is 2008 ft

1622 ft

2000-2500 acres

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Schweitzer Resort in Idaho

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Stowe Resort in Vermont

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Alta Resort in Utah

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Fernie Resort in BC

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Snowbasin Resort in Utah

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Mont Tremblant in Quebec

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Solitude Resort in Utah

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Vail Resort in Colorado

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Breckenridge in Colorado

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