Which ski resort has the most snow in America?

Utah lives up to claims that it will have “the heaviest snow on earth” this winter.

The four snowiest resorts in the country are Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon, all just a short drive from Salt Lake City.

As of Wednesday, Alta Ski Area was reporting 368 inches, the most in the United States. Brighton, just a mile or two away as a crow flies, is 351 inches. Snowbird reports 347 inches. Solitude is 330 inches.

All of these numbers could change quickly, with the tail end of the storm moving through northern Utah on Wednesday and another storm set to enter the valley this weekend. , and recent storms are almost seven feet 10 days of snowfall.

On Wednesday, Mammoth Mountain was tied at 328 inches this season, Sierra at Tahoe at 312 inches, and Boreal and Dodge Ridge tied at 307 inches.

According to the National Weather Service, the entire Beehive State has had an unusual snow year, with almost all watersheds having 170% more snowwater (basically, the amount of water contained in the snowpack) typical for this time of year. % is exceeded. We are now in the 80th percentile this winter.

“Fun Fact: We are past the 2022 peak statewide snowfall and are now intersecting with the winter of 2010-11!” National Weather Service Salt Lake City Office Said Wednesday.

The Provo Utah Jordan Basin, which includes Big Cottonwood Canyon and Little Cottonwood Canyon, currently has 213% of its median snow cover. Although it doesn’t get as much snow as the Wasatch Front, the Summit County resort is he one of the snowiest areas in the country. Park City Mountain Resort is 267 inches and Deer Valley is 252 inches.

Alta had 445 inches of snow last season. There are about 80 days left in the Water Year, which ends in April, and the resort already has about 80% of it.

A snowboarder walks near Brighton Ski Resort on Wednesday 11 January 2023. Officials say the four Wasatch Front resorts have more snow than anywhere else in the country.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2023/1/11/23550274/utah-ski-resorts-most-snow-united-states-alta-brighton-snowbird-solitude Which ski resort has the most snow in America?

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