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Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

23

Rank in
Region

3

Rank in
State

4

This resort is often compared with:

Red Mountain Resort
Whistler
Sunshine Village
Best time for snow at
Whitewater
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Whitewater

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 390" per year
Snow Quality Rank

16

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

13

Whitewater is ranked No. 13 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

15.7%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

26.1%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

5.4%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

13

Whitewater is ranked No. 13 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

16

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Whitewater

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
13
score
77.1
Snow Quality
rank
16
score
77.7
Overall
rank
23
score
80.9

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2044 ft

6567 ft
Base Elevation: 4523 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Whitewater

At Whitewater 16.8% of winter days see 6 inches or more of snow, 27% of winter months see 90 inches or more, and only 6% of months see less than 30 inches. This is top tier snow frequency, exceeded only by a handful of North American ski areas. Whitewater lies at the southern edge of the legendary Selkirk mountain climate zone populated by numerous snowcat and heliski operations due to the consistent 400+ inch snowfall. Whitewater's 4,700 foot base elevation also means rain is rare.

Accumulation and Preservation

While we have not tracked early season operation at Whitewater, there is no doubt with its consistent high snowfall and high base elevation in regional context that its early season record should be outstanding. While Whitewater has varied exposures most of its terrain is treed and it has a chronically overcast winter climate. Only by March is the sun often strong enough for melt/freeze conditions if it has not snowed recently.