10 Resorts That Have Seen Early Snow (With Opening Dates)

10 Resorts That Have Seen Early Snow (With Opening Dates)

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10 Resorts That Have Seen Early Snow (With Opening Dates)

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by Juliana Duran

As winter approaches, I get more and more excited about the thought of fat snowflakes falling onto my yard, playing in knee-deep snow with my shiny shovel, and sliding down a mountain with planks underneath my feet. Of course, I realize I am not like most people who struggle to get up in the morning to clear snow and ice formations from the driveway, or cringe at the thought of wearing another layer of wool socks because one pair just isn’t enough.

Lucky for all you readers, I am writing this post to keep both crowds happy. For those of you who are not looking forward to cold snowy mornings, TaskEasy is a great tool you can use from the warmth of your bed. With the tracing tool shown below, you’ll get to virtually clear your driveway, while we quickly assign a local contractor to follow your command.

Also Read: Breaking News: Sunday River To Open on Monday!

What it would look like if you attempted to trace "Mt Baker."

What it would look like if you attempted to trace “Mt Baker.”

For you crazy people who are already waxing and tuning skis and snowboards in the garage, boy do I have some good news! We’ve already gotten dustings all over the western US! Here’s a list of the resorts by state celebrating the 2015 winter season early along with statistics on how much snow there was last year.

Washington – Mt Baker

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Dusting: September 3rd, 2015 Expected Opening Day: December 21st, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 630″ Average Base Depth: 119″
Total Snowfall Days: 72 Biggest Snowfall: 26″

Wyoming – Jackson Hole

Dusting: September 16th, 2015 Expected Opening Day: November 26th, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 614″ Average Base Depth: 65″
Total Snowfall Days: 86 Biggest Snowfall: 34″

Wyoming – Grand Targhee

Dusting: September 16th, 2015 Expected Opening Day: November 22nd, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 453″ Average Base Depth: 91″
Total Snowfall Days: 94 Biggest Snowfall: 17″

California – Mammoth Mountain

Dusting: October 1st, 2015 Expected Opening Day: November 11th, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 230″ Average Base Depth: 29″
Total Snowfall Days: 39 Biggest Snowfall: 24″

Montana – Big Sky

Image Source: “EH-BIG-SKY-MONTANA-015” by “Steve Slaby” (CC-BY 2.0).

Image By: Steve Slaby 

Dusting: September 18th, 2015 Expected Opening Day: November 28th, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 443″ Average Base Depth: 52″
Total Snowfall Days: 86 Biggest Snowfall: 26″

Utah – Snowbird

Dusting: September 16th, 2015 Expected Opening Day: November 22th, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 462″ Average Base Depth: 82″
Total Snowfall Days: 77 Biggest Snowfall: 17″

Oregon – Mt. Bachelor

Image Source: “Mt. Bachelor looms over stage 3” by “MollySVH” (CC-BY 2.0).

Image By: MollySVH

Dusting: September 16th, 2015 Expected Opening Day: November 27th, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 817″ Average Base Depth: 78″
Total Snowfall Days: 100 Biggest Snowfall: 38″

Colorado – Aspen Snowmass

Image Source: “Snowmass” by “Jonathan Fox” (CC-BY 2.0).

Image Source: Jonathan Fox

Dusting: September 15th, 2015 Expected Opening Day: November 26th, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 346″ Average Base Depth: 43″
Total Snowfall Days: 67 Biggest Snowfall: 24″

Idaho – Sun Valley Resort

Image Source: ” Scanned from 35mm slide. Sun Valley, Idaho. 1961.” by “Chuck Battles” (CC-BY 2.0).

Image Source: Chuck Battles

Dusting: September 17th, 2015 Expected Opening Day: November 28th, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 226″ Average Base Depth: 29″
Total Snowfall Days: 48 Biggest Snowfall: 17″

Alaska – Alyeska Resort

Image Source: “Keith’s brief photo history” by “Keith Parker” (CC-BY 2.0).

Image Source: Keith Parker

Dusting: September 30th, 2015 Expected Opening Day: December 6th, 2015
Total Snowfall 2014: 283″ Average Base Depth: 13″
Total Snowfall Days: 47 Biggest Snowfall: 25″

Have you been checking out the pictures and ignoring the 2014 snow statistics? I knew it! But I think it’s worth looking into the numbers for some interesting facts.The top 5 resorts with the most snowfall days in this list were: Mt Bachelor with 100 days, Grand Targhee with 94 days, Jackson hole with 86 days, Big Sky with 86 days, and Snowbird with 77 days. The total snowfall average for these resorts was calculated at 450 inches, but did you notice how much Mt Bachelor beat this number by last year? They surpassed the average with double the snow, counting 38 inches a single snowfall! Generally a tire size measures 28 inches, I hope Oregon residents ordered a snow removal service ahead of time that morning!

According to El Nino predictions this year, lots of snow is on it’s way, which resort do you think will get the most snow this upcoming 2015/2016 season?

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