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Courtesy of Timberline Lodge

Not as big as its Canadian cousins in the North Cascades, Timberline Lodge on the slopes of Mount Hood still has a serious wow factor. (You may recognize its creepy exterior from The Shining.) Timberline has got the biggest drop west of the Rockies—in the U.S., that is. Advanced skiers can take the Palmer Express lift all the way to 8,540 feet at the top of Palmer Snowfield, way above the treeline, and bomb down via the Mustang Sally trail all the way to Still Creek Basin nearly 3,700 feet below.