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So who's getting the most snow?

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I've gone to a few sites to check snow levels but wondered from those of you out there. Who's getting the most snow from this storm? Just bored and curious...
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There was a place further south of mammoth that got over 56 inches in 24 hours the other day.

That would be insane!
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actually, for as much of a hard time as it gets for not being a challenging hill and 2 crowded; i believe Heavenly is getting the most. it looks to be either heavenly or kirkwood. kirkwood gives more of a range rather than specific amount each day on thier snow report, so its hard to say; but heavenly says 132" in past 7 days. it really doesnt matter which one you go to, just book a flight to tahoe; you cant go wrong !(mine is next sunday).
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Of course the Sierras are going to get more snow. It's lower, the snow is more wet and heavier. That's why their snow fall is so high. As for me, I look at the places that get dry snowfall. Utah, CO, and Wyoming, sometimes Montana. They don't get 6-8ft of snowfall, but they do get 1-2ft of dry champagne powder, which IMO, is more important. Jackson Hole looks to be getting slammed by this storm. Grand Targhee will be getting a couple feet out of this storm.
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Originally Posted by jtq_99
Of course the Sierras are going to get more snow. It's lower, the snow is more wet and heavier. That's why their snow fall is so high.
Well, its really more to do with the big storms comming off the Pacific out of the Gulf of Alaska and being lifted from sea level to 10,000 feet. But you are right. Everyone should be booking to go to Utah which has the second most amount of snow, but first quality. More fresh tracks for me.

Much of the West is doing well this year, but Washington, Oregon and Montana (and some might argue Colorado) have been left out so far. Besides, who needs 12 - 16 feet of base with 5 feet of fresh, when 36 to 48 inches of base awaits with a couple inches of fine champaign fluff on top. The big surprise is New Mexico and southern Colorado areas with more snow than Summit County.
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Hate to bust your come to Utah bubble. But a warm front has moved in with this strom. We got rain in town Yesterday.It is a heavy wet snow today at 7000 feet. Might be a bit better at 8000 feet still it is going to be wet snow.
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i'll take that heavier, wetter snow under my skis while chairs are still running in...june.
post #9 of 14
If the rain keeps up there in LA I guess you could sail a boat up to Mammoth in June.
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hell, at this rate i'll just keep boating up to whitecapped baldy through april, then start mammoth's second season.
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Originally Posted by skicougar
actually, for as much of a hard time as it gets for not being a challenging hill and 2 crowded; i believe Heavenly is getting the most. it looks to be either heavenly or kirkwood. kirkwood gives more of a range rather than specific amount each day on thier snow report, so its hard to say; but heavenly says 132" in past 7 days. it really doesnt matter which one you go to, just book a flight to tahoe; you cant go wrong !(mine is next sunday).
Alpine Meadows as a Mid Mountain Snow Depth: 165 Inch. and 20 inches new snow in the last 24hrs. and a $49 ticket price.

Cheers!
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Red Mountain in cold CANADA got 56 cm this weekend.
Peter
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It's sure been sweet up here in Tahoe the last three days. I live at 7300 feet and have shovelled about 6 feet of my deck since Friday. Ski resorts are reporting even more. Skied Mt Rose today after it was closed all day yesterday. Lot's o' fun!
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Originally Posted by jtq_99
Of course the Sierras are going to get more snow. It's lower, the snow is more wet and heavier. That's why their snow fall is so high. As for me, I look at the places that get dry snowfall. Utah, CO, and Wyoming, sometimes Montana. They don't get 6-8ft of snowfall, but they do get 1-2ft of dry champagne powder, which IMO, is more important. Jackson Hole looks to be getting slammed by this storm. Grand Targhee will be getting a couple feet out of this storm.

Umm, hate to tell you this but the highest peak in the lower 48 is in the Sierras. Theres at least 14 peaks higher than anything in Utah, Wyoming and Montana. Generally the snow is heavy, but some of these storms have come out of the north. The Sierras and the Cascades get the most snow simply because they are the first mountains winter weather hits in the west. Most of the moisture gets dumped before it goes on to the other places (Utah, CO, MT, WY).

BC
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