Ski Areas within Major US Cities.

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  • Second update: Syracuse removed; Alyeska added.

    New York City, NY (1): Van Cortland Park (lost)
    Colorado Springs, CO (42): Broadmoor Hotel (lost)
    Minneapolis, MN (46): Buck Hill
    Pittsburgh, PA (65): Boyce Park
    Anchorage AK (67): Alyeska
    Anchorage AK (67): Hilltop Ski Area
    Manchester, NH:(263): McIntyre

    Got more?
  • edited June 12
    Snow King Mountain in Jackson, WY. 1571 ft. of vertical, 400 acres. Snow King Mountain is home to the steepest North facing FIS race course in the continental United States. Pretty respectable for a local hill.

    I love that qualifier. ;~)

    oops, disqualified due to no population.

    How about Mt. Rose in Reno?
  • "How about Mt. Rose in Reno?"

    Mt. Rose is not in the city limits of Reno

  • Strike Boyce Park. It is about 15 miles outside the city limits in Monroeville population about 28,000.
  • Strike Boyce Park. It is about 15 miles outside the city limits in Monroeville population about 28,000.

    You are correct. It was confusing because the address is in Pittsburgh. Why is that?
    - Sam
  • edited June 13

    Strike Boyce Park. It is about 15 miles outside the city limits in Monroeville population about 28,000.

    You are correct. It was confusing because the address is in Pittsburgh. Why is that?
    Probably the in-town office where they get their mail and where the 'non mountain' management works. As I was poking around to try to answer this thread I found a lot of those. Places that had an in-city address but the resort was outside the city limits on forest land, or county land, etc.
  • edited June 13
    Third update:

    New York City, NY (1): Van Cortland Park (lost)
    Colorado Springs, CO (42): Broadmoor Hotel (lost)
    Minneapolis, MN (46): Buck Hill
    Anchorage AK (67): Alyeska
    Anchorage AK (67): Hilltop Ski Area
    Manchester, NH:(263): McIntyre

    New category: Ski areas within 25 miles of a major city (100K population)

    Boston, MA (21): Blue Hills
    Detroit, MI (23). Riverview Highlands AKA Mt. Trashmore (lost)
    Pittsburgh, PA (65): Boyce Park
    Reno, NV (86): Mt. Rose
    Syracuse, NY (184): Camillus Ski Hill
    Syracuse, NY (184): Drumlins (lost)

    Got more?
  • Alpine Valley in White Lake Mi is 19 miles as the crow files and 25 miles driving from the edge of the Detroit city limit
  • "New category: Ski areas within 25 miles of a major city (100K population)"

    I think this could be a long list. Coming to mind locally:

    Cambridge, MA: Nashoba Valley, Blue Hills,
    Worcester, MA: Ski ward,
    Lowell, Ma: Bradford, Nashoba
    Springfield, MA: Blandford,
    Manchester, NH: Mcintyre, Pats Peak, Crotched,
  • Can add Four Seasons and Toggenburg with Syracuse for 25 miles.
  • Perhaps we should modify the list to say ski areas within a city’s metropolitan area rather than 25 miles?
  • > @IBRAKEFORTBARS said:
    > Perhaps we should modify the list to say ski areas within a city’s metropolitan area rather than 25 miles?

    That's probably a better idea
    - Sam
  • DCSki has a reference to (lost) Walnut Hill in Philadelphia run by the Philadelphia Ski Club
    http://www.dcski.com/lostareas/viewlostprofile.php?id=76
  • Mountain High and Snow Valley for San Bernadino, Mt Baldy for Ontario.

    Bogus Basin for Boise.

    Lee Canyon (as the crow flies) for Las Vegas.

    And of course you now get a bunch for SLC.
  • Buck Hill outside Minneapolis/St. Paul.
    Location: Greater Burlington, VT
  • edited June 13
    Fourth update:

    New York City, NY (1): Van Cortland Park (lost)
    Philadelphia, PA (6): Walnut Hill (lost)
    Colorado Springs, CO (42): Broadmoor Hotel (lost)
    Minneapolis, MN (46): Buck Hill
    Anchorage AK (67): Alyeska
    Anchorage AK (67): Hilltop Ski Area
    Manchester, NH:(263): McIntyre

    Philadephia, PA (6): Pine Hill, NJ (lost)
    Philadephia, PA (6): Wissahickon Ski Club
    Cleveland, OH (51): Boston Mills/Brandywine
    Boston, MA (21): Blue Hills
    Detroit, MI (23): Alpine Valley
    Detroit, MI (23). Riverview Highlands AKA Mt. Trashmore (lost)
    Saint Paul, MN (63): Buck Hill
    Pittsburgh, PA (65): Boyce Park
    Reno, NV (86): Mt. Rose
    Boise, ID (98): Bogus Basin
    Worcester, MA (132), Mt. Wachusett.
    Worcester, MA (132): Ski Ward,
    Ontario, CA (145): Mt Baldy
    Springfield, MA (165): Blandford
    Syracuse, NY (184): Camillus Ski Hill
    Syracuse, NY (184): Drumlins (lost)
    Syracuse, NY (184): Four Seasons
    Syracuse, NY (184): Toggenburg
    Cambridge, MA (252): Blue Hills
    Cambridge, MA (252): Nashoba Valley
    Lowell, MA (262): Bradford
    Lowell, MA (262): Gateway Hills, NH
    Lowell, MA (262): Nashoba
    Manchester, NH (263): Gateway Hills

    Got more?
    Others suggested were > 25 miles based on googlemaps

    A number of the suggested ones are in fact more than 25 miles from the suggested city. Which SLC ones? Both Snowbird and Alta are more than 25 miles.
  • Fourth update:

    A number of the suggested ones are in fact more than 25 miles from the suggested city. Which SLC ones? Both Snowbird and Alta are more than 25 miles.

    From the center of the city, yes. From the city limit, Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude are all within 25 miles.
  • Worcester, Mass., Ski Ward, Mt. Wachusett. WAWA is about 18 to 20 miles north of Worcester.
  • Gateway Hills is close enough to Lowell and Machester.
    - Sam
  • Fourth update:

    A number of the suggested ones are in fact more than 25 miles from the suggested city. Which SLC ones? Both Snowbird and Alta are more than 25 miles.

    From the center of the city, yes. From the city limit, Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude are all within 25 miles.
    I've been measuring from the city limits also. Thus the San Bernidino areas.
  • Cleveland: Boston Mills/ Brandywine are under 25 mi away from downtown.
  • I suggested these earlier. They got overlooked for the list:

    Manchester, NH (263): Pats Peak, Crotched,
  • > @lotsoskiing said:
    > Cleveland: Boston Mills/ Brandywine are under 25 mi away from downtown.

    We can add Alpine Valley in Chesterland and Big Creek Ski Area in Concord Twp to Cleveland, then.
  • Three areas close to Philadelphia

    -Wissahickon Ski Club: 2 mi. from city limit
    http://www.mybrainegg.com/contact-us.html
    -Spring Mountain: 22.5 mi. from city limit
    https://springmountainadventures.com/snow-sports/
    -Chadds Peak: 21 mi. from city limit (Lost)
    http://www.dcski.com/lostareas/viewlostprofile.php?id=30


  • edited June 13
    Campgaw Ski Area, Mahwah, NJ - 23.5 miles from NY Penn Station, NYC
  • Ski Mountain (lost) in Pine Hill NJ was less than 20 miles from center city Philadelphia.
  • edited June 13

    I suggested these earlier. They got overlooked for the list:

    Manchester, NH (263): Pats Peak, Crotched,

    They were not overlooked. Both were in excess of 25 miles according to googlemaps.
  • Blue Hills and Cambridge, MA???
    Is this another BH? Because Boston is between Cambridge and BH
    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • I added the following to the 4th summary:

    Cleveland, OH (51): Boston Mills/Brandywine
    Worcester, MA (132), Mt. Wachusett.
    Lowell, MA (262): Gateway Hills
    Manchester, NH (263): Gateway Hills
    Philadephia, PA (231): Pine Hill, NJ (lost)
    Philadephia, PA (231): Wissahickon Ski Club

    Others suggested were not under 25 miles (measured from city center).
  • edited June 13

    I suggested these earlier. They got overlooked for the list:

    Manchester, NH (263): Pats Peak, Crotched,

    They were not overlooked. Both were in excess of 25 miles according to googlemaps.
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    915 x 702 - 77K
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    1930 x 454 - 89K
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