With all of the major ski resorts now open in North America, we’ve been checking to see where you’ll find the best early season snow conditions. If you’re looking to chase some powder turns over Christmas, then here are our top three recommendations.

In Canada, Whistler opened a week early for the second year in a row, enjoying 315cm of snow in November.  Snow conditions on opening day were superb and the resort has already accumulated 400 cm to date with a base of 139 cm.   That’s a base of nearly 5 feet already and its still snowing!

Whistler on opening day (17th November 2017)
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When we say deep……. we mean deep!! (Whistler Nov 16th 2017)

Alberta has also been enjoying some great conditions, with Lake Louise having a fantastic start to their season.  Check out this tweet posted at the end of November.


So far this season Lake Louise has over 280cm accumulation in the back bowls and it’s only mid December!!

Lake Louise (photo taken Nov 20th 2017)

In the USA, Jackson Hole in Wyoming has had an amazing start to their season.  The resort has an enviable snow record and this season is no exception.  Due to the record breaking early snowfall they opened up the resort early on November 25th and they currently have 139 inches – that’s nearly 12 feet of snow.

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