Top 10 resorts with the most snow to date

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by Tricia, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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  2. marjoram_sage

    marjoram_sage newly addicted to skiing Skier

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    It's exciting. I feel lucky to have experienced a great year like this in my first full season of skiing. I hope there will be enough snow to ski well into May this year.
     
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  3. Jim McDonald

    Jim McDonald Last weekend's tasty terrain Skier

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    Japan's leader this season is Myoko Kogen at 1,404cm (553 inches) as of Feb 13, according to SnowJapan.com's daily reports measured near but not typically on the mountain.
     
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  4. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Industry Insider Team Gathermeister

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  5. Posaune

    Posaune sliding Skier

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    Snowfall totals are fun to look at and think about but they don't tell the whole story. The way the snow comes down and the conditions surrounding it are important. During the world record year at Baker it seemed like every time I went skiing you couldn't see anything because of a whiteout due to snow, and sometimes fog as well. It made for great bragging rights, but I would have traded some visibility for a little less snowfall. Frequency also is a factor. A little less snowfall more frequently can make for better overall conditions than epic dumps at longer intervals. We're #2 right now for snowfall, but conditions were kind of poor for quite a while. Now were getting dumped on (yay!) but overall the season has felt average.
     
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  6. socalgal

    socalgal Out on the slopes Skier

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    Well Mammoth is getting both frequency and quantity. But skiing in whiteouts and blizzard-like conditions is not my idea of a fun time. The upside is a great base for spring skiing.. and now summer since they will be open till July 4th!
     
  7. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator

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    It is snowing hard at Mammoth as I type. Huge winds yesterday. Head on crash on the road to June yesterday due to blowing snow and 0 vis. Tough conditions.
     
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  8. Catskill carver

    Catskill carver Out on the slopes Skier

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    @Jim Kenney - no worries on the snow totals here in Big Sky, love the under reporting on the snow totals here.
    “ Flurries “are usually 6-8” and showed up the other day with 0” of new snow reported to enjoy the mountain refreshed.
     
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  9. Beartown

    Beartown Chasing the dragon Skier

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    I was at Mammoth in January and we got 60" over the four days I was there. Some of the worst snow i've ever skied (wind-blasted by sustained 50 mph with gusts up to 100). Also winds got us down to 2-3 lifts multilple times during that span, sometimes for hours at a time. Throw in weekend SoCal crowds and it was pretty miserable. Did have ~ three half-days of epic conditions once the wind died down.
     
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    Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    We had a good day at Mammoth, skiing the primary runs that embrace Stump Alley. I got on several wide skis for the demo which is something I don't usually get to do at a ski test.

    Look for some wide ski reviews from @Stephen @Andy Mink @Philpug and me! IMG_0368.JPG
     
  11. socalgal

    socalgal Out on the slopes Skier

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  12. PNWRod

    PNWRod At the base lodge Skier

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    I skied Crystal Mountain today. They only have a lowly 298" YTD. Today was the best day of the season for me. 5 feet of new snow in 5 days and the top of the mountain has been closed during a lot of the dumps due to wind and AC. Today it was all open and all fresh and deep. Put a big ole smile on my face. I'll be at Baker this weekend.
     
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  13. peterm

    peterm Getting on the lift Skier

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    Interesting that Brighton got 50+ more inches than Solitude right next door.
     
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  14. Jacob

    Jacob CerebralVortex Skier

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    Luton, innit?
    That's 11.

    Learn to count! :duck:
     
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  15. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister--Big Sky Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    Well they should learn to number things correctly in the article... and fix their title! :)

    1. Mammoth 446
    2. Mt Baker 399
    3. Brighton 394
    4. Squaw 393
    5. Snowbird 384
    6. Alta (UT) and Homewood(CA) 353
    8. Sugarbowl 350
    9. Boreal 348
    10. Kirkwood 346
    11. Jackson Hole 339
     
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  16. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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  17. blackke17

    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    Brighton moving up the charts = Year to Date: 417"

    too bad they are closed this weekend for the holiday;)
     
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