Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
Do you also belive in the tooth fairy? A-basin calls its summit out at 13,050.
The Klein Matterhorn (Zermatt/Cervina) is at 12,503.
So who else has skied both of these?
I have. I've skied them both. And Cham, and Breck, and Verbier, Mont Blanc, etc.
If your question is which is the highest chairlift-served
resort in the US and Yurp then the correct answer to the question is what habacomike said; Breckenridge.
That's what most people seem to be asking when they ask that question. However, if you mean which resort in the US and Europe has the highest point to which I can hike and then ski down, then it has to be Mont Blanc at about 15,300.
You didn't ask about SA or the Himalayas. If you throw them into the mix then Breckenridge still remains the highest chairlift, but drops to 7th place when considering other types of lifts, including rope tows, gondolas, and the like.
Those higher six would be Chacaltaya, Jade Dragon, Merida, Gulmarg, Tochal, and the rope tow on Gobba di Rollin at Zermatt (which I have also skied).