Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Former World Cup Alpine Ski Racer Erik Schlopy rips up a groomer at Canyons in Park City, Utah.

Former World Cup Alpine Ski Racer Erik Schlopy rips up a groomer at Canyons in Park City, Utah.

Copyright: Liam Doran

Like many ski resort statistics, when it comes to skiable acreage, bigger is better. In recent years, North American ski resort operators have taken this sentiment to new heights by merging/connecting ski areas (see Park City/Canyons and Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows). These mergers have redefined what a U.S. ski resort looks like, affording guests a multi-mountain experience similar to that of larger European resorts. 

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Skiable acreage, however, doesn’t equal lift accessible acreage. Powder Mountain in Utah, for instance, claims 8,464 skiable acres, but more than 5,000 of those acres require a hike or snowcat to access. On the other hand, two-mountain resorts like Whistler Blackcomb offer more than 8,000 acres accessible right off the chairlift. Whether you’re an avid back/sidecountry skier or a resort skier not ready to boot pack, distinguishing between the two data points is paramount.

See the infographic below for a detailed look at which top 10 ski areas can claim the most acreage (both lift served and overall) across North America. 

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Former World Cup Alpine Ski Racer Erik Schlopy rips up a groomer at Canyons in Park City, Utah. - © Liam Doran
Horseshoe, Big Sky - © Lonnie Ball
Sun Peaks - © Adam Stein
Mt. Bachelor - © Stirling Cobb/Mt. Bachelor

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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation