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North America’s Best Ski Mountains At 1,000 Vertical Feet Or Less

Elk Elk Mountain has been providing superb conditions for 60 years.

Not all ski areas are created equally. There are the mammoth mountains such as Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, which boasts an astounding 5,280 vertical feet and Snowmass in the Colorado Rockies’ Elk Mountain Range which features 4,406 feet of downhill excitement. On the other end of the spectrum are smaller mountains such as Four Lakes Ski and Snowboard Area in Lisle, Illinois with 100 vertical feet and Cloudmont Ski Area, Mentone, Alabama with 150 vertical feet.

The vast majority of ski areas fall somewhere in between and attract skiers to their slopes by providing varied terrain for all ability levels. Regardless of vertical feet, each distinct ski area offers its own personal brand of fun. Here are six of the very best ski areas throughout North America at 1,000 vertical feet or less.

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