Top 10 Ski Resort Snow Base Depths February Week IV

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It is the last week in February and Flow Snowboarding is keeping you aware of where the snow is still falling in North America. Here are the top 10 ski resort and mountain snow base totals entering week 4 of February. Can any of the US resorts knock Canada off the top spot? Here are the resorts that are reporting their snow depths as of (2-25-15).
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Top 10 Ski Resort Snow Base Depth February Week II

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It is the second week in February and Flow Snowboarding wants you to know where to head if you looking for snow in North America. Here are the top 10 ski resort and mountain snow base totals entering week 2 of February. Will the US or Canada be on top this week? Here are the resorts that are reporting their snow depths as of (2-10-15).

10. Cataloochee Ski Area 
Starting the top 10 we gave 85″ of snow base depth at Cataloochee Ski Area, located near Maggie Valley, North Carolina. The area has eighteen ski slopes and trails. Approximately 44% of the slopes are rated beginner, 39% intermediate, and 17% advanced. With a top elevation of 5,400 feet (1,600 m), Cataloochee has a maximum vertical drop of 740 feet (230 m). The slopes are accessed by three chair lifts and two carpet lifts. Typical of North Carolina ski areas, Cataloochee relies primarily on machine made snow for its slopes.

Cataloochee Ski Area
1080 Ski Lodge Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
828.926.0285
www.cataloochee.com 

9. Hunter Mountain
Hunter Mountain is sitting at 88″ resort base depth. As the Great Northern Catskills’ premier winter destination, Hunter Mountain maintains renowned terrain, award-winning learning facilities and luxury mountainside accommodations.  With high-efficiency snowmaking on 100% of its trails, an entire dedicated learning area perfect for beginners and families alike, the expert terrain of Hunter West and Empire Terrain park, Hunter has something for everyone.  Hunter Mountain, has got skiers and snowboarders covered

Hunter Mountain
64 Klein Avenue
Hunter, NY 12442
518.263.4223
www.huntermtn.com

8. Grand Targhee Resort
At #8 is Grand Targhee Resort, reporting 81″ – 88″ at resort level. Grand Targhee is a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, typically they stack up more than 500 inches of snow annually. The lack of lift lines creates a wide open snowboarder and skier paradise. Five lifts access a total acreage of 2602 acres with a vertical drop of 2270 feet.

Grand Targhee Resort
3300 Ski Hill Road
Alta, WY 83414
307.353.2300
800.TAR.GHEE
www.grandtarghee.com

7. Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole is currently reporting a base depth of up to 90″ at the upper resort level. Access to the mountain starts at Teton Village, Wyoming, which is 12 miles northwest of the town of Jackson on Highway 390 via Highway 22. Only a 40 minute drive from Jackson Airport with non-stop service from 13 cities. The resort terrain covers two mountains; Apres Vous and Rendezvous with 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain and a vertical drop of 4,139 feet. Base elevation sits at 6,311 feet/1924 meters with the summit elevation reaching 10,450 feet/3185 meters. There is also an open backcountry gate system which accesses over 3000+ acres. Of course there is the iconic 100 passenger aerial tram, one eight pax high speed gondola, three detachable quad chairlifts, four fixed grip quad chairlifts, two double chairlift, one fixed grip triple chairlift and one magic carpet.

Jackson Hole
3395 Cody Lane
Teton Village, Wyoming 83025
888.333.7766
www.jacksonhole.com

6. Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Mountain resort is at six, reporting a 93″ base. At Revelstoke Mountain Resort, you can find runs that other people have to take helicopters to ski: It has the greatest vertical drop in North America,at 5,620 feet and their longest run is a mild-blowing 9.5 miles, dropping from the top of Mount Mackenzie to an ever-growing base village. Revelstoke Mountain Resort provides 3,121 acres of skiable terrain spread out over gladed terrain, high alpine bowls, fall line skiing and great groomed terrain.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort
2950 Camozzi Road
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S1, Canada
+1 250-814-0087
www.revelstokemountainresort.com

5. Whitewater Ski Resort
Sitting at #5, Whitewater Ski Area has reported a snow base depth of “93. Located just outside Nelson BC, on BC’s famous Powder Highway, Whitewater Ski Resort is renowned for receiving over 12 meters / 40 feet of light, dry, powder snow every season. With its legendary deep powder and endless terrain, Whitewater Ski Resort is attracting attention from across Canada and around the world from those searching for an epic BC winter ski vacation. Over 623 metres / 2044 feet of steeps, deeps, chutes, bowls, and glades are all there, beneath the ski resort’s majestic Ymir Peak.

Whitewater Ski Resort
#1 Whitewater Ski Hill Road
Nelson, British Columbia V1L 5P7, Canada
+1.250.354.4944
www.skiwhitewater.com

4. Mount Bachelor
Oregon’s Mount Bachelor is approaching the top 3 resorts, reporting a 98″ base depth at resort level. Mount Bachelor is located in central Oregon, approximately 22 miles (35 km) west of Bend, along the Century Drive Highway. The ski runs are on the northern face of Mount Bachelor, a stratovolcano built atop a volcanic shield in the Cascade Range. It is the largest ski resort (by area) by more than 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) in Oregon, the second largest single-mountain ski resort in the U.S. (behind Vail) and the sixth largest of all ski resorts in the nation. Mount Bachelor offers one of the nation’s longest ski seasons, mid-November through the end of May (weather permitting)

Mount Bachelor
13000 SW Century Drive
Bend, Oregon 97702
800.829.2442
www.mtbachelor.com 

3. Sugar Mountain Resort
Sugar Mountain Resort sounds off at #3 with a 100″ base depth. Sugar Mountain Resort is located in Banner Elk, North Carolina, and is open for day and night skiing and ridin, along with ice skating and tubing. The resort features 125 acres of skiable terrain. The 21 slopes are serviced by 4 double chairs, 1 triple chair, 1 tow (for the terrain park), 2 magic carpets (for 1 beginner area, 1 – tubing). For the ultra motivated, 15 of the slopes are typically lit for night snowboarding.

Sugar Mountain Resort
1009 Sugar Mountain Dr
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
828.898.4521
www.skisugar.com

2. Kelly Canyon Ski Resort
Reporting a base depth as high as 102″ of snow, Idaho’s Kelly Canyon Ski Resort gets the Silver medal for resort bases this week. Kelly Canyon Ski Resort is a family friendly atmosphere for winter enthusiasts of all ages. Kelly Canyon Ski Resort is a 30 minute drive northeast from Idaho Falls. Founded in 1957, the resort has been described by accomplished snowboarders and skiers as the perfect place to learn to snowboard and ski. With 640 skiable acres, 52 runs, 4 double chairs and 1 surface lift, Kelly Canyon Ski Resort offers terrain suited for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Kelly Canyon Ski Resort is well known for its night skiing, with most of the hill lit for a unique winter experience.

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort
5488 Kelly Canyon Road
Ririe, Idaho 83443
(208) 538-6251
www.skikelly.com

1. Massif du Sud
At the top of the list is Massif du Sud is reports a base of 161″ – 167″ of snow at resort level. Massif du Sud is a ski mountain about 90 km southeast of Quebec City, Canada. It is part of the park of the same name, the Parc du Massif du Sud. The Massif du Sud is located between the village of Saint-Damien-de-Buckland and the village of Saint-Philémon in Bellechasse, Québec, Canada. Often confounded with Le Massif, the Massif du Sud is renowned for its natural snow and its glades. Although it is the highest ski mountain in the Quebec City region, it doesn’t boast the biggest vertical because of its base already at 515 meters.

Massif du Sud
1989 Route du Massif-du-Sud
St-Philémon, QC G0R 4A0
Canada
877.869.3676
massifdusud.net

The snow totals in Quebec, Canada are off the chart. Massif du Sud and Mont Sainte Anne are sandwiching Kelly Canyon Ski Area for the top 3 resort base depths for week 2 in January. There is still plenty of winter left, it will be interesting to see how the resort totals continue to stack up.

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Flow’s Jay Gretzinger Video From British Columbia

Check out Jason Gretzinger’s Video edit from three powder covered areas in British Columbia: Revelstoke, Whistler and Nelson.

Revelstoke:

“No where else was really getting snow in BC but Revy had ‘chest’ deep blower.” – Gretzinger

Riders: David Craig, Phillip Mossenger, Wiley Tesseoc and Jason Gretziner.

Whistler, BC

“We stayed in a cabin for 2 nights called The Zen Zone. We had wicked conditions and good snow.” – Gretzinger

Riders: Jay Gretzinger, David Craig (Sled)

Nelson, BC (Gretzinger’s Home)

“Chance Jensen and Charlie Dale were like kids in a candy shop because the terrain of pillows and tree riding isn’t really there in the Alberta Rockies.” -Gretzinger

A special thank you to all the sponsors who made this possible. FlowSnowboarding, 686, Dakine, Spy, Populess Clothing, Fall4Films, Nuulife Cinema and Freeride Boardshop.

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TAILGATE BC 2012 POST…

Flow Tailgate British Columbia

 

Flow Snowboarding Tent

At Flow Snowboarding we do a lot of events all over the world, but the Tailgate Events are hands down the best.  Not because it’s our event but because the memories and friends you make are for a lifetime.  Trust me we go to the X-Games, Dew Tour, Grand Prix and a few other Big named events and nothing compares to Tailgate.  Yes it’s not as action packed with tight pant wearing people doing double corks and there’s no free hair products, but it does bring backcountry enthusiasts from around the world together in search of the same thing… POWDER


Here’s a little tour of Tailgate BC 2012  Music by The Beer Boys

 

1st year of many to come for Tailgate BC

This was the 1st year of many to come for Tailgate BC up in the Great White North, Snowmobiles, Helis, Chairlifts and a ton o SNOW

The flow tent was THE spot to be
The flow tent was THE spot to be… FREE Beer, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Crown Royal and a place to stay warm while swapping stories of where you rode that day.

 

“Man Games” every night Tailgate BC

“Man Games” were a hit as usual, every night Tailgate BC would throw some type of manish games.  Axe throwing, Hammerschlaggan, Beacon Search and my favorite the Log into fire barrel overhead chuck.  Hanna B won the Axe comp one night, so it shows anyone can participate in a Tailgate event, even you.

Mornings at Basecamp with the Flow Team

Mornings at Basecamp were popping, everyone was gathering in their different groups to go riding, weather to go Snowmobiling/snowboarding , the ski resort or Snowcat Boarding with Soul Rides Snowcats.  The Flow Team grouped up this day to go up in the bird/heli with Eagle Pass with guide Scott Newsome (pictured below)

Complementary Avalanche Airbag Systems at Eagle Pass

One awesome thing about Eagle Pass is that they offer complementary Avalanche Airbag Systems with full Avy kits inside.  Shovel, Beacon, Probe and most important the Airbag it’s self.  Here Scott teaches us about the use of the system and the Avalanche danger in our area for the day.

More on Avalanche Airbags HERE

lunch while out in the backcountry Heliboarding

Eagle Pass also offers a warm lunch while out in the backcountry Heliboarding.  Soups on!

Eagle Pass threw us Tailgaters a party at their HQ, Eco Bay Lodge

 One night Eagle Pass threw us Tailgaters a party at their HQ, Eco Bay Lodge.  It was a one way sketchy road in/out and you had to call to make sure the 5 mile long driveway was clear. Iphone pics

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Can I get you an app? Hold on let me schwigg my beer first

169 Flow Solitude Snowboard

This dude won a 169 Flow Solitude Snowboard!

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Fondue, Bison Burgers, Elk Sausage, Sushi, Seared Tuna, Lamb Chops and more was offered by Eagle Pass at their party

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Tiki torch walkway to the outdoor party

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The party with 15ft high fire, band and bar

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Downstairs there was a game room with another... bar

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up stairs the dance floor was packed thanks to the DJ

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Tailgate BC 2012 Basecamp

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Revelstoke Mtn is... Heaven

 

Flow Snowboarding Tailgate BC

Until next year… Thanks to the good people of Revelstoke for your great hospitality & all that attended.  See you in AK!

OFF TO BC…

Tailgate British Columbia

This will mark the inaugural Flow Tailgate BC event. While there anyone can look for easy access via heli, sled, skiing and resort lifts. Around camp, backcountry education will play a central role, with snow-safety classes, beacon searches, and snowmobile riding/sled maintenance clinics. Flow Tailgate BC provides easy access to terrain made famous in countless ski and snowboarding videos.

Tailgate British Columbia Flow World Freeride Festival

Scot Brown, Jay Gretzinger, Tim Humphreys and Mike Basich are headed to Tailgate BC this week and not alone.

 

Ryan Mack and Mike Basich at SIA

Joining them will be Ryan Mack from the US of A, he won a trip in a raffle at SIA pictured with Mikey B

Flow President Anthony Scaturro

And Andrea from Germany won a trip at ISPO, here she is pictured with Flow President Anthony Scaturro

 

Flows Tailgate British Columbia in Revelstoke

Flows Tailgate British Columbia takes place in Revelstoke, the town is is 6 hours from Vancouver and 5 from Calgary.

 

Below from Wikipedia
Revelstoke (play /ˈrɛvəlstk/; 2011 population: 7,139) is a city in southeastern British Columbia,Canada. It is located 641 kilometers (398 mi) east of Vancouver, and 415 kilometers (258 mi) west ofCalgaryAlberta. The city is situated on the banks of the Columbia River just south of the Revelstoke Dam and near its confluence with the Illecillewaet River. East of Revelstoke are the Selkirk Mountains and Glacier National Park, penetrated by Rogers Pass used by the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway. South of the community down the Columbia River are the Arrow Lakes and the Kootenays. West of the city is Eagle Pass through the Monashee Mountains and the route to Shuswap Lake.

 

Flows Tailgate British Columbia in Revelstoke Snow Forecast

“We received 82cm (33 inches) of snow this past week with the peak of the storm hitting just in time for Saturday skiers and delivering a whopping 34cm in 24hrs”  That’s on a 289cm 113 in base!!

Quote & photo from http://www.revelstokemountainresort.com