*UPDATED* 10 Biggest Snowfall Totals in North America | #1 Mt Baker = 719″

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Swedish skier Jon Oerarbaeck doing snow total research
Swedish skier Jon Oerarbaeck doing snow total research

{Yesterday morning, we called Mt Baker and asked them for their season snowfall total.  They didn’t know and needed to make some calls and dig it up.  They dug it up and they are #1.}

The 2012/13 season has been fantastically meager in many locales across the continent.  The Pacific Northwest has shown it’s resiliency once again by dominating the snow totals in North America.  AK, WA, OR, B.C. were the places to be this season…again.  Ski resort are closing like crazy right now.  This sunday is the end for a multitude of ski resorts across the country.  But, the strongest will survive and listed below are the 10 ski resorts with the most snow in 2012/13.

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#1 – Mt. Baker, WA = 719″

#2 – Alyeska, AK = 689”

#3 – Timberline, OR = 515″

#4 – Mt. Seymour, B.C. = 487″

#5 – Stevens Pass, WA = 478″

Alyeska, spring 2012.  Willie Dilly Style.
Alyeska, spring 2012. Willie Dilly Style.

#? – Snoqualimie/Alpental = No totals available yet, but we know they’re in here…

#6 – Cypress Moutain, B.C. = 423”

#7 – Whistler Blackcomb = 416″

#8 – Grouse Mountain, B.C. = 411″

#9 – Mt. Bachelor, OR = 405″

#10 – Alta, UT = 403″

All the above snow totals were taken from the top of the mountain.

{SnowBrains independently compiled this information.  Please let us know if we’ve left anyone out.}

Crystal Mountain 2013
Crystal Mountain 2013

Maybe it’s time to move up to the PNW and start getting serious about shredding powder?  We’re starting to think so.  After all, what matters more than snow?  

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10 thoughts on “*UPDATED* 10 Biggest Snowfall Totals in North America | #1 Mt Baker = 719″

  1. I think that total is off for this year. Maybe the last two for Baker but not this year. It was 700 on closing day according to the website. The first two weeks in March it rained, hard. Then it snowed 13″ of cascade concrete that was grabby, double ejector style. Don’t come here it rains and you need a beacon to ride anything not tracked in 1hour. If you want slopeside lodging bring a tent.

    1. you’re right, it was way off. We were reading the total from the previous year. Just fixed it an Alyeska’s number for April 10th, 2010. thanks for the heads up.

  2. Bachelor is still below average snowfall for this season and still made the list, that’s saying something.

    1. Ah, You’re right. My bad. Thanks Gomez. Alta at 403”. I’ll change it now. Snowbird at 364”, close.

  3. To me, my location/proximity to the snow matters almost as much as the snow. That’s why I most likely will never live in the PNW. I don’t want to make an hour+ drive each way from Bellingham to Baker each day. And Glacier is simply too small for me and still a 30+ minute drive each way to the mountain. With that being said, I’m sure the skiers and riders in the PNW and Canada have had way more FUN riding than me the last two years and that’s what it’s really all about.

    1. Yeah, the snow sucks in PNW, better stay away. Besides, the 45min -1 hr drive from Portland,OR makes the trip to MT Hood brutal. I was only able to get 70+ days in this year with my full time job. Besides, I know you can get to some sick hills from Denver in no time flat and the traffic never sucks.

      The worst part about the skiing in the PNW is that I have to hike the first 1000 vertical feet when I ski in the summer and early fall.

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