Top 20 Deepest Snowpacks in North America

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Mt. Baker on March 18th, 2013.  photo:  brett benson
Mt. Baker on March 18th, 2013. photo: brent benson

No surprise that Mt. Baker is on the top of the list as Mt. Baker is always on top of this list.  What’s surprising is that there’s 4 California resorts on here.  California hasn’t had any significant storms since December, but that snow has hung in there, huh?

If you’re looking for a recommendation on where to go this spring, it’s Alaska.  Go to Alaska.  It’s been good up there lately (see image below).

This was taken yesterday at Points North Heli.
This was taken yesterday at Points North Heli.

TOP 20 DEEPEST SNOWPACKS @ NORTH AMERICAN SKI RESORTS:

#1.  Mt. Baker, WA = 191″

#2. Mt. Seymour, B.C. = 183″

#3.  Mammoth Mountain, CA = 180″

#4.  Grouse Mountains, B.C. = 175″

#5.  Cypress Mountain, B.C. = 169″

#6.  Alyeska, AK = 165″

#6.  Alpental, WA = 165″

#6.  Snoqualmie, WA = 165″

#7.  Eagle Crest, AK = 148″

#8.  Timberline Lodge, OR = 142″

Mt. Bachelor, OR in March, 2013
Mt. Bachelor, OR in March, 2013

#9.  Sugar Bowl, CA = 124″

#10.  Mt. Bachelor, OR = 122″

#10.  Schweitzer, ID = 122″

#10.  White Pass, WA = 122″

#11.  49 Degrees North, WA = 118″

#12.  Boreal, CA = 113″

#12.  Steven’s Pass, WA = 111″

#12.  Mt. Washington, B.C. = 111″

#13.  Kirkwood, CA = 110″

#14.  Lookout Pass, ID = 107″

all base depth show are from the upper mountain of each respective resort.

Squaw Valley USA today
Squaw Valley USA today

PLACES WE WISH HAD MORE SNOW:

Jackson Hole, WY = 79″

Squaw Valley, CA = 90″

Snowbird, UT = 91″

Whistler-Blackcomb, B.C. = 90″

Right now, we can’t exactly recommend anywhere to go in North America besides Alaska.  It’s good in AK right now if you’re willing to hike or have the money saved up for a heli or 3.

7 thoughts on “Top 20 Deepest Snowpacks in North America

  1. This feel like the comp rankings. I hate ties for placements. You want 20 and you feel like you only get 14. Baker holdin’ on strong again though.

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  2. Timberline is in Washington? I have been doing it wrong the entire time.

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    1. Close enough to be in WA, right? My bad, gonna fix it now. Thanks for the heads up.

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