This guy has reason to be happy. AltaBird has the most snow of all the top 50 ski resorts in North America. The pictures and video have exploded on the web making people like me jones for conditions like that on my ski trips. There really is no better place to powder ski than little cottonwood canyon.
With 140 inches of snowfall to begin the 2010/11 season as of Dec. 1, Snowbird and Alta ski resorts have the most cumulative snowfall of any resorts in SKI Magazine’s top 50 resort rankings.
The Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts have received more than two feet in the past week and more than seven feet since Snowbird opened on Nov. 13. The water content of November snowfall was 11.02 inches, the highest November total in Snowbird’s 39-year history. Water content is a critical figure for early season snowfall: the higher the water content, the more effectively snowfall compiles and builds a base to open terrain. Snowbird’s overall snowfall water content was 176% above normal for November, meaning that last month’s 102 total inches was the equivalent of 177 inches of snowfall for a normal year.
Snowbird is currently offering over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing from the Aerial Tram, including terrain in Mineral Basin, High Baldy, Peruvian Gulch and Gad Valley.
“November’s series of consistent, quality snowfall has made for what can only be described as incredible mid-winter conditions to kick off December,” said Snowbird Vice President Dave Fields. “With fantastic snow, tons of terrain and plenty of affordable lodging, there’s no excuse not to hit the slopes and experience this skiing for yourself!”