Well-traveled skiers and snowboarders will have the time of their lives on a ski holiday in North America. In true American style, they do everything BIG; big mountain skiing, big slopes, big food portions, big hotels and big early booking savings. When it comes to a ski holiday in USA or Canada it always saves to book early as flight and hotel prices are only going to go up.
Snow records in North American ski resorts
Leading ski areas in USA and Canada had an epic snow season last winter – some resorts are still open now! There were record-breaking amounts of snowfall and countless powder days that resulted in more than 2 million more skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes this year than last. Mammoth Mountain in USA has astonished the ski world by receiving over 15m of snow in 2016/17, Jackson Hole’s famous Corbett’s Cabin was buried in the snow by the end of the season after more than 14m of snow this season, and Whistler was one of the ‘snowiest’ ski resorts in Canada this season with over 13m of snow.
Michael Berry, president of the National Ski Areas Association commented “We had more snow this season in the California Sierra Mountains than the previous four seasons combined.”
Snow levels at Mammoth Mountain in February 2017. Photo: facebook.com/mammothmountainsnowman
Ski holidays in North America
British skiers and snowboarders have shown a growing interest in ski holidays in North America in the past few seasons with intermediate and advanced level riders in search of the best powder and new experiences.
The best snow I have received in recent years was on a holiday to Whistler and Sun Peaks in March, yes March! Even though I hit the slopes quite regularly in the Alps during the ski season, it’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a deep snow powder day and consistent snow fall. During my holiday in Canada I spent 3 days snowboarding in Whistler and another 3 days in Sun Peaks where is snowed, to my surprise, every day! We enjoyed endless powder and terrain to play around in which was a big change from what I’ve had in Europe in the past few seasons. When friends ask me where to go for the best snow conditions, I recommend Canada as they are the best I’ve experienced and the snow statistics are superior and consistent compared to Europe. Read our 6 things to do and see in Whistler.
There are a limited selection of package ski holidays currently on our site but there are endless packages available as our ski experts can tailor-make ski holidays to Canada and the USA to the customer’s needs. Browse through ski holidays in Canada and ski holidays in USA for inspiration for your next winter trip, including Banff, Whistler, Aspen, Breckenridge and Vail. For quotes in other ski resorts, specific holiday dates or any special request contact the sales team today. Why not let your wildest dreams come true next winter with a multi-centre ski holiday?
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My trip to Whistler in March 2017
Snow conditions in North America next season
It may have been a successful season for many resorts in North America but not all ski areas reaped in the benefits. As all seasoned skiers and snowboarders know, it’s hard to predict snowfall and allow we always hope and plan for the best conditions we often receive quite the opposite. We hope that the good luck continues next season but snow patterns are still tricky to predict and we will never know what particularly ski resort will have the best snow fall. All we can do is recommend the high altitude resorts and the ski areas with the best consistent snow levels. Discover the top snow-sure ski resorts to find the greatest snow next season.
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