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2007-2008 Season Current Snowfall Total (400" 500" 600")? Base Depth?

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Thread Starter 
How is your season going? What are your snowfall totals so far? How much snow did you receive in January? February? What is your current base depth? What is your forecast for total season snowfall for your favorite resort(s)?



UTAH

Alta www.alta.com/pages/snowhistory.php#average

547" through 3/8
178.5" Jan
116" Feb
146" base depth as of 3/12


TAHOE

Kirkwood www.kirkwood.com/winter/conditions.php

394-445" through 3/12
129-159" base depth as of 3/12


Squaw Valley www.squaw.com/winter/snowfall.html

394" at 8200' / 285" at 6200' through 2/24
191" at 8200' / 142" at 6200' Jan
94" at 8200' / 69" at 6200' Feb
110-120" at 8200' / 70-85" at 6200' base depth as of 3/12
post #2 of 12
So you want people to look up ski area web pages and post snowfall totals?

Why don't you just do it yourself..or check out Tony Crocker's page
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Thread Starter 
I thought that it would be fun for folks to talk about the snowfall totals & base depths at their favorite resorts. I believe that this year is much better than last year in regards to snowfall for most people and I enjoy hearing about resorts around the world of all sizes.

Please feel free to also post links to snowfall trackers, snow reports, articles, rankings, etc. when you add your information.


VARIOUS NORTH AMERICAN RESORTS

Tony Crocker 2007-08 Ski Season Progress Report http://members.aol.com/crockeraf/seas08.htm



Chrisc - Thanks for the Tony Crocker reminder. I don't think that Tony gets into current base depths for individual resorts (except for average maximum base depth in the tables section) but the season snow percent of normal is helpful. It would be great to see base depths at key points during the season along with base depth percent of normal comparisons in Tony's Season Progress Report.
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www.snocountry.com
Has:
YTD snowfall totals
Current base depths
Recent snowfall totals
Trail maps etc for all of NA & Europe
post #5 of 12
Well WE have had 152" (that's actually pretty darn good ) and "up to" a 64" base now. :

We're in Michigan. It will likely close this week. They're hoping to make it to Easter weekend but we'll see.
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I do not find base depths to be that informative. There is no consistency in the way ski areas report that info. Percent of ruins/terrain open is more relevant, particularly in early season.
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Jackson Hole has 551" year to date and now you can also look at this: http://www.jacksonhole.com/webcam/gondola.jpg
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Originally Posted by apeyros View Post
Jackson Hole has 551" year to date and now you can also look at this: http://www.jacksonhole.com/webcam/gondola.jpg
562" as of an hour ago and snowing hard right now. 11 new inches in the last 24 hours with more heavy snow in the forecast.

Gotta go catch the early gondola. See ya.
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Bob, it seems to me that you must and if not then have to share some pics with us!
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When asked this question I usually give an honest answer about the numbers. And then add this;

you don't ski on numbers, you ski on snow. :
post #11 of 12
It seems to me that base depths this time of year are relevant for those places that end their seasons because they run out of snow. It gives some sort of feel for how long things can stand up to sun / warmth / r**n.

A lot of places out west close with the deepest bases of the season, at least some years. They run out of customers before they run out of snow. (If the current schedule sand weather patterns hold, it looks like there is a chance some places will close with a powder day on the last day!)

Big snow totals or base depths do have a certain "gee whiz" fascination, even if they are not too meaningful.
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From the 30" storm December 6th, thru February, it just wouldn't stop snowing. With close to 400" so far, Aspen's the best it's ever been!

The deep base enables you too ski lines that you normally don't get to. With a relatively stable snowpack in the BC. Big lines that never get skied are going down daily and will be for months to come.
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