A minor note for Ohio. Mad River Mountain is Vail/Epic owned. Snow Trails is independent.
I've skied here. You can walk up the steps or take a rope tow. The exterior of the chalet was clad in siding but the interior is a classic.
I'm sure you love to see comments from me, picking nits and whatnot all the time. Similar to the comment about Stevens Pass, Pats Peak in NH is not possessive and that's why it doesn't have an apostrophe. The Patenaude Family own that place and since there are multiple family members' feelings to consider, it's plural, not possessive. There was quite a row over this on the FB Indy Pass page at the height of summer when skiers have nothing better to do than argue on social media. Some said it had to be possessive and I countered with "Sugarbush is not located on Lincoln's Peak, it's on Lincoln Peak. If it were named after the whole Lincoln family, it might well be called Lincolns Peak (not possessive)." Of course, you never win arguments on social media and maybe that's what makes it interesting...or not.
Excellent post, and a great list! I think of PowMow as two ski areas, since it's a half-mile walk/drive between Timberline Lodge and Sundown Lodge. But the Slowpoke trail provides a more-than-a-mile traverse from the top of Sundown to the Timberline lift, so I suppose that counts as a connection.
Fun list and I appreciate the breakdown by state, names, passes, etc. Laughed out loud at the back and forth Q&A about graphics.
Whenever you show up in the inbox it's going to be an enjoyable, typically epic read. Thanks.
The 45,000 ski areas in Quebec made me laugh. My daughter and I skied Tremblant the first week in Feb. On the drive from the Montreal airport to Tremblant you see about 42,000 of them. The weather was -28° (it doesn't matter "F" or "C") on the Friday and Saturday. Any exposed skin hurt searingly in 3 seconds and my $300 never fog goggles were completely iced in 5. I still have trouble putting two thoughts together. Of course we skied the entire weekend. In town, mommies were strolling their Quebecois babies as if it was 100° warmer. When asked about the weather they looked confused. What weather?
Amazing... I think my favorite observation is that little old Wisconsin comes in 3rd in number of areas. Granted, some are little more than a bump but as a former Badger who learned to ski at Devils Head resort - I think that's pretty cool.
Stevens Pass is not possessive. Named for Great Northern railroad engineer John Stevens. https://www.asce.org/about-civil-engineering/history-and-heritage/historic-landmarks/stevens-pass-railroad-tunnels
I gotta figure out a way to make some sort of checklist with this