An pattern has strikingly emerged this winter season. “The North is where the snow is.” Just have a look at this list below. Notice the pattern? Almost all of the deepest snowpacks are in the Pacific Northwest and for good reason. The jet stream has stayed in the Pacific Northwest almost the entire season. It did dip down last week and grace the Western USA with big snow totals (72 inches at Alpine Meadows, CA) for about 5 days. Then it retreated back to its comfort zone in the Pacific Northwest. The Northern Rockies have also been getting some love as these storms march through the PNW and dump their leftovers on the N. Rockies. 25 Deepest Ski Resort Snowpacks in North America II | Unofficial Networks

25 Deepest Ski Resort Snowpacks in North America II

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25 Deepest Ski Resort Snowpacks in North America II

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Whistler Blackcomb Today. photo: jeff boyce/whistler blackcomb

A strong pattern has emerged this winter season.  “The North is where the snow is.”  Just have a look at the list below.  Notice the pattern?  Almost all of the deepest snowpacks are in the Pacific Northwest and for good reason.  The jet stream has stayed in the Pacific Northwest nearly the entire season.  It did dip down last week to grace the Western USA with big snow totals (72 inches at Alpine Meadows, CA) for about 5 days.  Then it retreated back to its comfort zone in the Pacific Northwest.  The Northern Rockies have also been getting some love as these storms march through the PNW and dump their leftovers in the N. Rockies.

25 DEEPEST SKI RESORT SNOWPACKS IN NORTH AMERICA:

#1 – Mount Baker, WA = 181 inches

#2 – Mount Washington, B.C. = 155 inches

#3 – Eagle Crest, AK = 150″

#4 – Shames Mountain, B.C. = 139 inches

#5 – Snoqualmie, WA = 122 inches

#5 – White Pass, WA = 122 inches

#5 – Alpental, WA = 122 inches

#6 – Alyeska, AK = 114 inches

#6 – Mount Bachelor, OR = 114 inches

#6 – Timberline, OR= 114 inches

#7 – Crystal Mountain, WA = 102 inches

#7 – Lookout Pass, ID = 102 inches

#8 – Mount Hood Meadows, OR = 100 inches

#8 – Mount Seymour, B.C. = 100 inches

 #9 – Stevens Pass, WA = 99 inches

#10 – Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. = 96 inches

#11 – Fernie, B.C.  = 93 inches

#12 – Schweitzer, ID = 91 inches

#12 – 49 Degrees North, WA = 91 inches

#13 – Revelstoke, B.C.  = 86 inches

#14 – Silverton, CO = 84 inches

#15 – Whitewater, B.C.  = 82 inches

#16 – Kicking Horse, B.C.  = 80 inches

#17 – Jackson Hole, WY = 80 inches

#17 – Wolf Creek, CO  = 73 inches

#17 – Brundage Mountain, ID = 73 inches

(it’s actually 26 resorts) 

Squaw Valley’s Fingers with little snow today

Places we wish had more snow…

Snowbird, UT = 72″ (not bad, actually)

Telluride, CO = 47″

Stowe, VT = 36″

Squaw Valley, CA = 36″

This list was created on January 26th, 2012.  Check out an the ’20 Deepest Ski Resort Snowpacks’ from January 3rd, 2012:

20 DEEPEST SKI RESORT SNOWPACKS IN NORTH AMERICA (jan. 3rd, 2012)

 

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