Ski season has arrived in North America with the chairlifts at nearly all of all our ski destinations in both Canada and the USA turning at the weekend.
With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, here’s our round up of where you’ll find plenty of snow to ski in North America right now.
Utah claims to have the ‘greatest snow on earth’ and if early season snow fall is anything to go by – they might just be on to something!
The resorts in Utah are enjoying a fantastic start to their ski season. Opening week at Snowbird was one for the books with the resort fast approaching 3 metres (that’s nearly 10 feet) of snow for the season so far – and its only just opened!
Wow…. what a weekend in Utah!! ❄❄❄💙 https://t.co/08jUvT6CDm— Snow Unlimited (@SnowUnLtd) December 1, 2019
Park City, Utah has also been enjoying a fantastic start to their season, reporting 127cm of snow falling in the last week.
Park City is the largest ski resort in the USA and is one of the most accessible ski resorts from the UK with direct flights from London and a transfer to the resort from your destination airport that takes less than an hour.
In Canada, Revelstoke has seen over 2 metres of snow fall before opening day last week. The snow is still falling with the resort enjoying another 11cm of that light British Columbia powder snow in the last week, taking their cumulative snow total to 227cm for the season so far – the most in our portfolio of Canadian ski resorts.
Revelstoke also opened up new terrain this season, with the addition of the new Stellar Chairlift. It looks like it’s going to be another great season for the resort this winter.
Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe in California reported that snow storms dropped 119 cm of snow on the resort in the last seven days – that’s nearly 4 feet of snow.
The resorts in Colorado, USA are also off to a strong start with early season snowfalls of nearly 2 metres reported at both Breckenridge and Keystone. With a cumulative snowfall total of over 6 feet at the resorts, and both resorts seeing over another 20cm fall in the last week, it looks like it’s going to be another epic season in Colorado!
If you’re planning to escape to the mountains this Christmas and you’re looking for an alpine gem, full of mountain charm, then check out Telluride. This charming resort is tucked away at the end of a quiet valley in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. We can safely say it’s going to be a white Christmas at Telluride, as the resort has received over 90cm of snow in the last seven days and a snowfall total for the season so far of 150cm – that’s nearly 5 feet of the white stuff to carve up on quiet, uncrowded slopes.
Snow totals sourced from the resorts official websites and all snow stats are correct as of December 2nd 2019.