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Powder King Mountain Resort

Powder King Mountain Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

51

Rank in
Region

7

Rank in
State

7

This resort is often compared with:

Whistler
Revelstoke
Big White Ski Resort
Best time for snow at
Powder King Mountain Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
1-3"
Night
1-2"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0-1"
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
1-2"
True Snow: 492" per year
Snow Quality Rank

3

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

Dump Potential Rank

3

Powder King Mountain Resort is ranked No. 3 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

20.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

45.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

3.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

3

Powder King Mountain Resort is ranked No. 3 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

3

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 Powder King Mountain Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
3
score
93.4
Snow Quality
rank
3
score
93.5
Overall
rank
51
score
71.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2500 ft

5500 ft
Base Elevation: 3000 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Powder King Mountain Resort

Powder KIng Resort is far off the beaten track so information is hard to come by. However there is a Canadian Government hydrology station within the ski area boundary, which documents a winter snowpack greater than Snowbird's in Utah. Located far from the Pacific, Powder King's snow quality should also be comparable to the Wasatch, Tetons or Selkirk mountains.

Accumulation and Preservation

There is no question that early season accumulation is excellent at Powder King, assisted also by the 55 degree latitude. While elevation range of 3,100 - 5,200 feet is modest and primary exposure is east, we would not expect melt/freeze conditions until sometime in March.