The word “epic” gets thrown around pretty casually in ski and snowboard circles. This year at Mission Ridge we mean it when we say it. Epic. Historic. Amazing. Pick your happy adjective. We have received 124 inches of snowfall so far in November and December, the second highest snowfall total for the first two months of the season since record keeping began 42 years ago.
We received 53 inches of snow in November, and 71 inches so far in December. The mountain received 133 inches of snow in November (33”) and December (100”) of 1996.
What makes this start maybe even a little better than that 1996/97 season: the way the snow has come in. Our early snowstorms dropped some relatively wet snow, followed by cold temperatures. When the snow settled and froze, it formed an excellent base coat. All our subsequent snow has fallen and stuck (instead of blowing or melting off).
What it all means: Mission Ridge is painted white, with amazing early season coverage that has allowed us to open all of our terrain. The ski patrol likens it to type of coverage we would usually see in February. In fact, in conversations with locals who have skied here since the beginning, word is it’s never been better.
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