Alyeska Resort, AK, First North American Resort to Surpass 400″ Snowfall for the Season

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Conditions are all-time at Alyeska, AK. Credit: Resort Facebook

Unbelievable! Alyeska Resort in Alaska has already surpassed 400″ of snowfall for the season, the first resort in North America to do so. A massive 59″ in the last 72-hours, 29″ in the last 24″, took them to 462″ as of yesterday. Alyeska is currently reporting a 152″ base.

And there is snow in the forecast right through to the weekend. Could we see them break 500″ soon? The conditions are so good, one of our powder chasing editors is packing his bags and heading up there soon.

Alyeska has exceeded 500″ three times in the last ten-years. In 2015/16 they reported 785″ of snow, in 11/12 733″, and in 10/11 581″.

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Snow for the next few days at Alyeska Resort, AK. Could they break through the 500″ barrier? Credit: NOAA

Mount Baker ski area, WA, also joined the 400″ club yesterday. The resort has had 143″ of fresh snow since the turn of the year. That’s more than resorts in California have had ALL-SEASON.

12-feet in 12-days.

A foot every single day.

Mount Baker currently has a 160″ base, the deepest in North America. The resort averages 663″ every year, so it is well on the way to smashing that.

Most skiers know about the phenomenal snow year of 1998-1999 at Mt. Baker ski area. 1,140 inches (95 feet) of snow fell to the ground over the course of the ski season. That amount of snow would cover the White House by 25 feet, a record snow year for ski resorts worldwide.


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