Love the feeling of carving into fresh corduroy when you hit the slopes? Wish it never had to end? It almost doesn’t have to. Here’s a handy list of the nine longest groomers in America to satisfy your pow cravings.
1. The Last Spike, 9.5 miles
Found at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada, The Last Spike Run is a staggering 9.5 miles long, and is groomed often. It’s one of the 10 longest ski pistes in the world, and the longest in North America. Although Revelstoke is known as a mountain to catch wilder rides, this slope is rated for intermediates – making it the perfect choice for people who prefer a cruising pace to bumps and steeps.
2. Peak to Creek, 7 miles
The Peak to Creek at Whistler Mountain in British Columbia, Canada, is a thigh-burning 7 miles long. It’s the longest run at the resort, and features a wide-open trail for carving. Check Whistler’s grooming reports for updates on when it’s just been groomed to catch the very best rides on this run. It’ll be worth it.
3. Green Line down Easy Out, 7 miles
You can find an equally-satisfying cruiser just across from Whistler at Blackcomb Mountain. Blackcomb offers another 7 miles of groomed goodness along the Green Line trail down Easy Out.
4. Juggernaut, 6.6 miles
Killington Resort in Vermont is another place to explore. Its 6.6-mile Juggernaut trail is the longest on the East Coast. It’s a great groomer that winds down the mountain, giving you plenty of time to carve through the tree-lined trails.
5. Longshot, 5.3 miles
The Longshot at Snowmass Mountain in Colorado is one of the longest ski runs in the United States. At 5.3 miles, it offers an intermediate ride down the mountain that’s perfect for skiers who want to cruise their way through the Rockies.
6. Galloping Goose, 4.6 miles
The 4.6-mile Galloping Goose is the longest run at Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado. Good news for corduroy lovers, it’s groomed daily. Designated as beginner-to-intermediate terrain, this is the perfect long-distance ride to enjoy a beautiful day on the slopes with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.
7. Elk Park Ridge, 3-5 miles
Big Sky is known for its giant terrain, and its groomers don’t disappoint. Although the longest run on the mountain – the rugged 6-mile-long Liberty Bowl – isn’t groomed, there are a couple of great alternatives for skiers who love a smoother ride. Elk Park Ridge is the longest intermediate trail on the mountain and it’s frequently groomed for consistently good conditions.
8. Riva Ridge, 4 miles
This 4-mile-long run is the longest, and oldest, at Vail, and was one of the original trails on the mountain. Although it’s typically left as natural snow, this run is groomed every Friday. Beware: While most groomers are rated for intermediates and beginners, this run is a black diamond and has a section of steeps aptly known as the “Tourist Trap.”
9. Home Run, 3.5 miles
Park City, Utah, is where you’ll find the 3.5-mile-long Home Run train, which is considered one of the best pistes to catch a smooth ride. As the North American leader in groomed resorts, Park City has an expansive grooming operation that lays fresh corduroy across the resort day-in, day-out.
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