It’s safe to say this season’s snowfall has already stacked up to historical totals. With up to five feet burying ski areas across the West, we figured it’s about time to line up 10 of the deepest snow totals in the western United States. From California to Nevada and Utah, these ski areas are clearly Mother Nature’s favorites this year. Grab your friends, pack your powder skis and use OpenSnow to help you decide where to set your destination on the road. Note: all snow totals are taken from the summit.
Mammoth wins the prize for the most snow this season so far with 509″ at the summit, 381″ at the base. A base depth of 162 inches means there’s going to be plenty to enjoy come spring.
Nearly 450 inches of snow has fallen on the famed Little Cottonwood ski area, leaving Alta with a base depth of 146 inches and more storms are in the near forecast.
Just over a drainage from Alta Ski Area, Big Cottonwood’s Brighton Resort has been getting in on the epic snowfall this season too. With a snowfall total of 443 inches and a 120-inch base, Brighton is currently going off.
If one ski area in Little Cottonwood is getting the goods, it’s usually safe to say the other mega ski resort is also. Snowbird’s base is at 124 inches already thanks to 422 inches of snowfall this season. And it’s not even February yet. Absolutely bonkers.
Like it’s Big Cottonwood sibling, Solitude is reaping the benefits of this season’s epic snow totals. 383 inches has fallen so far, leaving Solitude with a 105-inch base and enough stoke to carry the Wasatch well into spring.
California and Utah have clearly been the favorites this season and that includes Sierra at Tahoe. With 377 inches of snow so far, Sierra at Tahoe’s total base depth has already reached 258 inches—meaning spring corn will likely be available well into summer.
More California love for the California ski areas! Kirkwood is working with 376 inches of total snowfall and a 135-inch base for epic turns, lap after lap.
Palisades attracts the pros for good reason. The terrain piques the interests of even the most seasoned skiers and the snowfall is consistently deep. This year, Palisades has already been buried by 366 inches and is currently rocking a 136-inch base.
Sugar Bowl, based right outside of Tahoe, California, makes the list with 355 inches of total snowfall and an epic 153-inch base. Often in the shadow of Kirkwood and Palisades, Sugar Bowl provides all the goods without the heavy traffic.
Last but certainly not least on this list is Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, on the Nevada side of the Sierras. 337 inches of snow has graced Mt. Rose since the start of the season with an average base depth of seven to 10 feet—you read that right!
This article was originally published by Freeskier.com. Read the original article here.