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Up to 2.5 Metres of Snow in Last 7 Days in North America

Ski areas in the Pacific Northwest region of Canada and the USDA have reported huge snowfalls over the past couple of weeks. 

Mt Baker in Washington state in the Northwest corner of the USA, which holds the record for the most snowfall in the world in a single season, as well as the average biggest snowfall every season, has had 98 inches (over 8 feet or 248cm) of snowfall so far, the below video from Friday Dec 14.

Friday Dec 14

Posted by Mt. Baker Ski Area on Friday, 14 December 2018

 

Whistler Blackcomb, (Photo below by Mitch Winton Photography on December 11th) over the Canadian border a little further north in British Columbia, has had the second most in the past week at 74 inches (over six feet/188cm).

Most other resorts in Alaska, BC, Idaho, Utah and Oregon report huge snowfalls too.

Revelstoke (pictured top, image credit Robin O’Neill | Skier: Tatum Monod ) has also reported huge snowfalls.

It’s all a big turn-around from October/November when the area received very little snow whilst the rest of North America was getting dumped on. Ski areas in Alaska had to delay opening as it was too warm for snowmaking and there was little natural snowfall.

Now Mt Baker has quickly made it back to its more usual position of reporting the deepest snowpack in America, currently 214cm (over 7 feet).