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Big Powderhorn Mountain

Big Powderhorn Mountain

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

171

Rank in
Region

3

Rank in
State

3

Best time for snow at
Big Powderhorn Mountain
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Big Powderhorn Mountain

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 214" per year
Snow Quality Rank

155

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

Dump Potential Rank

98

Big Powderhorn Mountain is ranked No. 98 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.5%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

37.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

98

Big Powderhorn Mountain is ranked No. 98 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

155

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 Big Powderhorn Mountain

Core Strengths
Snow Volume
rank
98
score
51.3
Snow Quality
rank
155
score
38.6
Overall
rank
171
score
44.1

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

600 ft

1200 ft
Base Elevation: 600 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Big Powderhorn Mountain

Big Powderhorn has no detail snow data, but we accept the published average of 214 inches snowfall due to considerable lake effect snow from Lake Superior. However, terrain is generally too flat for deep powder skiing.

Accumulation and Preservation

Big Powderhorn's cold climate facilitates early season snowmaking, preserves the snow midwinter and it gets less winter rain than most Midwest ski areas. Relatively flat Midwest ski terrain will routinely melt/freeze in warm weather or March sun.