The Top 5 Deepest Snowpacks on the West Coast:

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Chris Benchetler ripping Mammoth pow on March 2nd, 2015.  photo:  mammoth
Chris Benchetler ripping Mammoth pow on March 2nd, 2015. photo: mammoth

It’s been a challenging snowfall year on the West Coast but there have been some bright spots.  Those bright spots are also the high spots.  Mt. Bachelor, OR is the highest elevation ski resort in all of Washington and Oregon.  Mt. Rose is the highest ski resort in Nevada (and Tahoe).  Mammoth is the highest ski resort in California.

These higher elevation ski resorts hang onto snow and get through warm spells better than their lower elevation counterparts.

If you’re searching for snow this spring, search high.

These snowpack numbers are taken from the ski resorts’ websites from their upper mountains on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 9am PST.

THE TOP 5 DEEPEST SNOWPACKS ON THE WEST COAST:

Mt. Bachelor, OR on St. Patty's day.
Mt. Bachelor, OR on St. Patty’s day.

#1 = Mt. Bachelor, OR = 85″

Mt. Hood Meadows, OR on February 28th, 2015.  photo:  mt hood meadows
Mt. Hood Meadows, OR on February 28th, 2015. photo: mt hood meadows

#2 = Mt. Hood Meadows, OR = 65″

Mammoth, CA on March 11th, 2015.  photo:  mammoth
Mammoth, CA on March 11th, 2015. photo: mammoth

#3 = Mammoth, CA = 60″

Mt. Rose, NV on March 1st, 2015.  photo:  mt rose
Mt. Rose, NV on March 1st, 2015. photo: mt rose

#3 = Mt. Rose, NV = 60″

Anthony Lakes, OR on March 7th, 2015.  photo:  Lori Rowland Photography
Anthony Lakes, OR on March 7th, 2015. photo: Lori Rowland Photography

#4 = Anthony Lakes, OR = 52″

 

 


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