It’s mid winter in the mountains and February half term at home. If your holiday dates are fixed and you schedule your annual ski trip around school holidays, knowing where the best snow is going to be in advance can be challenging.
When it comes to the most important element in a ski holiday – snow, all the ski resorts in our North American collection offer great conditions at this time of year, even on the beginner slopes! Here’s our round up of where you can find the best snow in North America for the February school holidays this winter.
When it comes to recent snowfall, Banff has received 54cm in the last 7 days, bringing their snowfall total for the season to over 6 metres. That’s nearly 20 feet of the white stuff, so far!
Big White also enjoyed over 50cm of fresh snow in the last week, bringing their total snowfall for the season to just over 7 metres!
With 18 cm of new snowfall last night and another sunny day on the mountain, we couldn't help but play in the fluffy #okanaganchampagnepowder on the slopes this morning! ☀️#skibigwhite
— Big White Ski Resort (@BigWhite) February 3, 2020
Whistler has one of the best snow records in North America and has seen over 720cm of snow so far this winter – that’s nearly 24 feet of snow to play on. With great snow, a vibrant slope-side village, dedicated learning zones and miles of cruising where the whole family can ski together, it’s no wonder the largest ski resort in North America is also constantly voted the number one resort in North America. Whistler is a ‘must ski’ resort and one of the most popular resorts in our North American portfolio.
Revelstoke is one of the snowiest ski resorts in Canada and this winter is no exception. With a cumulative total of 882cm so far, 47cm of fresh snow falling in the last week and more in the forecast, the resort will probably be the first in Canada to reach 9m of snow for the season – and we’re only half way through the ski season!
Revelstoke is one of Canada’s newest resorts and has opened new lifts and intermediate terrain this year, widening the resorts appeal. The resort is also included in the IKON Season Pass, which makes it a great destination for a multi-resort holiday when combined with a stay in Banff.
When it comes to family friendly resorts, Canada has some of the best, offering easily accessible, easy to navigate slopes for the whole family to enjoy combined with compact ski-in villages that are full of alpine charm. Sun Peaks, Panorama, Big White and Silver Star are firm favourites with families, every year.
Wherever you decide to ski, all the resorts in our Ski Canada collection have received new snow in the last week.
If you are looking to ski in the USA, the best snowfall in the last week has been in Colorado. Breckenridge has seen over 60cm of fresh snow fall in the last seven days, bringing their season total up to nearly 7.5metres – that’s over 24 feet of light, dry powder snow that Colorado is famous for.
Another family favourite in Colorado is Winter Park. The resort has enjoyed 43cm of snow in the last 48 hours and has a snowfall total for the season of 696cm. Winter Park is one of the most accessible resorts in Colorado with the shortest transfer time from Denver. It also has one of the best ski school programmes in the area. This is a big ski area with lots of varied terrain, a slope-side ski village and a genuine downtown area that comes alive at night.
When it comes to which of our Ski USA resorts has had the most snow, three resorts in our USA collection have already surpassed 8 metres (26 feet) of snow for the season. Snowbird, Solitude and Jackson Hole are enjoying some great conditions right now.
Solitude, Utah is a true alpine gem. It’s well named – locals tend to gravite toward the big name resort of Park City, which sits in the neighbouring valley. This resort is one of Utah’s best kept secrets. Expect a family friendly slopeside village that provides access to some of the best skiing in Utah. It’s also easy to reach with a transfer time of under an hour from your arrival airport. The resort has a great snow record with 53cm falling in the last 48 hours and a season total so far of 812cm.
Whichever resort you like, skiing in North America is a fantastic experience for families and kids of all ages! The ski schools offer superb child specific programmes and there’s plenty of slopside accommodation available – which makes your commute to the lifts super easy each morning.
Snow totals sourced from the resorts official websites and all snow stats are correct as of February 18th 2020.