Historical Snow Base statistics for ski resorts.

We reveal snow base stats from best ski resorts around the world.We have sorted through statistics of different mountain ranges of different continents to bring to you the best peak of the crop resorts stats we could find. Skiable base refers to the upper slope snow conditions at its best.

So for instance if Val d’Isere’s upper slopes peaked with a 2m snow depth or base(79 inches) over the years, we used the figure of 2 m.

historical snow base stats

Why snow base stats?
It is relevant if you want to get a feel for how deep the snow will be where you ski. Some resorts get plenty of snowfall but the snow depth or base left behind may not be equally great. The snow melts and there is less left behind.

Depending on where you travel,you will encounter different statistics. The American resorts love reporting annual snowfalls, whereas the rest of the world is more inclined on reporting the snow base cover. Which is better ...perhaps you decide? Compiled are stats from 47 best resorts.

Mountain Snow Base Stats
Name of Resort Country upper slopes base inches (in) upper slopes base meters (m)
Mt Barker Washington USA 189 4.8
Mt Rainer USA 189 4.8
Chamonix France 165 4.2
Argentiere France 157 4.0
Squaw USA 153 3.9
Alyeska Alaska USA 149 3.8
Mt Bachelor USA 142 3.6
Niseko Japan 138 3.5
Mammoth California USA 134 3.4
Mt Hood Meadows USA 134 3.4
Woolf Creek Colorado USA 133 3.37
Saas Fee Switzerland 126 3.2
Whistler Canada 126 3.2
Andermatt Switzerland 126 3.2
Cervinia Italy 122 3.1
Zermatt Switzerland 118 3.0
Alpine Meadows USA 118 3.0
Fernie BC Canada 114 2.9
Heavenly USA 110 2.8
Crystal Mt Washington USA 110 2.8
Alta Utah USA 110 2.8
Snowbird Utah USA 106 2.7
Stevens Pass Washington USA 106 2.7
La Plagne France 106 2.7
Solitude Utah USA 102 2.6
Alpe d’Huez France 102 2.6
Kicking Horse Canada 102 2.6
Hintertux Austria 98 2.5
Tignes France 98 2.5
Winter Park USA 98 2.5
Copper Mt USA 90 2.3
Banff Canada 87 2.2
Karpun Austria 87 2.2
Breckenridge USA 87 2.2
Big Sky USA 87 2.2
Solitude Utah USA 83 2.1
Park City Utah USA 83 2.1
Avoriaz France 83 2.1
Courchevel 1850 France 83 2.1
Deer Valley USA 83 2.1
Val d’Isere Fance 79 2.0
Val Thorens France 79 2.0
Solden Austria 79 2.0
Obertauern Austria 79 2.0
St Anton Austria 79 2.0
Steamboat USA 79 2.0
Jackson Hole USA 79 2.0

Disclaimer; As you may be aware there are well over 1000 ski resorts world wide that we know of. We have exercised our due diligence to assist you with your quest for powder to the best of our ability. If we have made omissions of the lower key or smaller resorts we apologize. If you have credible stats to add to our collection drop us a line.

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