As keen skiers we love this time of year. The only ‘January Blues’ we’re thinking about are the ones covered in pristine powder snow!!
The ski season in North America is well under way and at this time of year it’s easy to select a ski resort that is going to have great snow cover through to the end of the season. If you’re looking for a snow-sure resort for your February ski holiday, or spring trip, we have taken a look at which resorts currently have the best snowfall totals in North America this season ….. so far!
Here are the top 10 snowiest resorts in North America right now.
1. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Whistler is having yet another fantastic ski season with 166cm of snow falling in the last seven days, taking their snowbase total to 296cm. With more snow in the forecast this week it looks like they’re going to be having an epic season.
While Whistler gets all the attention when it comes to skiing in Canada, it’s not hard to find some powder turns elsewhere in British Columbia where the conditions are currently deep.
2. Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
Fernie has been enjoying a great start to the season and is currently the second snowiest resort in North America with a snowbase of 235cm. Check out this recent tweet ……
3. Big Sky, Montana, USA
The Northern Rockies are also enjoying some great skiing and Big Sky is enjoying some big snowfall totals. The resort is one of the largest ski areas in the USA and has some of the quietest slopes in the Rockies. With a current snowbase of 221cm the resort has the best conditions in the USA right now.
4. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
The northern state of Wyoming is also enjoying some great conditions. Jackson Hole has a snowbase of 216cm. Check out @jhski’s recent tweet…
5. Mammoth, California, USA
It’s not just the northern states that are enjoying fantastic snow, Mammoth currently has a base of 213cm. At 11,000ft the resort has the highest summit of any of the Californian resorts and typically enjoys 400 inches of snow each year. Last season they had an unbelievable year with over 50ft of snow and 250 days of skiing. If this tweet is anything to go by, it looks like they are in for another great season this year.
6. Big White, British Columbia, Canada
Tucked away in interior British Columbia, Big White is a gem of a ski resort. With over 2750 acres of skiable terrain it is one of the biggest ski areas in British Columbia. With an award winning ski-in/ski-out village the resort combines slopeside convenience with some fantastic high alpine skiing. Big White has an impressive snow record and this year it has just reached a snow base of 205cm – the third best in Canada right now. Check out @BigWhite’s Tweet:
7. Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada
They call it the powder highway for a reason. Revelstoke is one of several Canadian resorts on the Powder Highway – a region in interior British Columbia which can enjoy up to 30 feet of snow in a single season. Revelstoke currently has some of the best conditions in Canada with a snow base of 203cm. Check out @revelstokemtn’s Tweet:
8. Silver Star, British Columbia, Canada
Silver Star may be a small purpose built resort, but it has plenty of character…..and plenty of snow! The Victorian style buildings and slopeside accommodation in the stylish car free village provide access to over 3000 acres of skiable terrain with plenty of trails for all abilities. Located in interior British Columbia, close to Big White, it enjoys abundant snow and the snowbase is currently at 189cm. Check out @SilverStarMR’s Tweet:
9. Kicking Horse, British Columbia, Canada
Another resort on the famed Powder Highway that is enjoying great conditions is Kicking Horse. Kicking Horse has one of the longest vertical drops in North America – a staggering 4,133ft. Trademarked as the ‘Champagne Powder Capital of Canada’ it’s no surprise that it makes into the top ten with a current base of 174cm.
10. Snowbird, Utah, USA
Utah is renowned for it’s powder snow. And when it comes to powder in Utah, Snowbird is the powder paradise! With a current base of 168cm the resort has been enjoying more than its fair share of ‘steep and deep’ powder days this season.
Check out @Snowbird’s Tweet:
Snow totals sourced from skiresort.info and are correct on the 24th January 2018.