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Snowboarding News | Tuesday December 02, 2014 | Shared By: Flow

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We here at Flow Snowboarding like having our fingers on the pulse of where the snow is here in North America. Here is a list of 10 resorts that are currently leading the early season snow levels with their reported resort base depth. The early season leaders are thanking the recent polar vortex, for sure. Let’s see if your home resort made the top ten.


10. Perfect North Slopes
Perfect North Slopes is reporting a base depth of up to 48″ on the upper level of the resort. Perfect North Slopes is located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana just 30 Minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio. Perfect North Slopes offers resort access with 5 lifts, 6 carpet lifts and 2 tows.


Perfect North Slopes
19074 Perfect Place Lane

Lawrenceburg, Indiana

812.537.3754

www.perfectnorth.com


9. Hunter Mountain
Hunter Mountain is reporting a base depth of up to 48″ on the upper resort area. Hunter Mountain is located about three hours north west of New York City on the New York State Thruway (I-87). It features a 1,600-foot (488 m) vertical drop. From its inception in the late 1950′s, the management of Hunter Mountain has employed extensive snowmaking facilities. Hunter Mountain also features two terrain parks and holds freestyle events throughout the ski season.


Hunter Mountain
7740 main Street

Hunter, New York 12450

518.263.4223

www.huntermtn.com


8. Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area

Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area is currently reporting between a 24″-52″ base depth. Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area is located within Three Rivers Park District Hyland Lake Park Reserve, minutes from the Mall of America, just south of Interstate 494 and Highway 100 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Hyland is known for some of the best snowmaking and grooming in the Midwest and its terrain park is full of progressive and innovative features. The 1,000-acre park reserve features extensive winter recreational activities including lighted cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails and a Nordic ski jumping complex. The ski area has a top elevation of 1075 ft. that is served by 8 different lifts day and night. Hyland is recognized nationally for one of the finest snow sports academies, with over 325 instructors and programs for every level of skier or rider.

Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area
8800 Chalet Road

Bloomington, Minnesota 55438

763.694.7800

www.hylandski.com


7. Mount Bachelor

Mount Bachelor is reporting a 37″-53″ base depth at resort level. Mount Bachelor is located in central Oregon, approximately 22 miles (35 km) west of Bend, along the Century Drive Highway. The ski runs are on the northern face of Mount Bachelor, a stratovolcano built atop a volcanic shield in the Cascade Range. It is the largest ski resort (by area) by more than 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) in Oregon, the second largest single-mountain ski resort in the U.S. (behind Vail) and the sixth largest of all ski resorts in the nation. Mount Bachelor offers one of the nation’s longest ski seasons, mid-November through the end of May (weather permitting)

Mount Bachelor
13000 SW Century Drive

Bend, Oregon 97702

800.829.2442

www.mtbachelor.com


6. Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is currently reporting a base depth of up to 54″ at the upper resort level. Access to the mountain starts at Teton Village, Wyoming, which is 12 miles northwest of the town of Jackson on Highway 390 via Highway 22. Only a 40 minute drive from Jackson Airport with non-stop service from 13 cities. The resort terrain covers two mountains; Apres Vous and Rendezvous with 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain and a vertical drop of 4,139 feet. Base elevation sits at 6,311 feet/1924 meters with the summit elevation reaching 10,450 feet/3185 meters. There is also an open backcountry gate system which accesses over 3000+ acres. Of course there is the iconic 100 passenger aerial tram, one eight pax high speed gondola, three detachable quad chairlifts, four fixed grip quad chairlifts, two double chairlift, one fixed grip triple chairlift and one magic carpet.

Jackson Hole
3395 Cody Lane

Teton Village, Wyoming 83025

888.333.7766

www.jacksonhole.com


5. Snowshoe Mountain Resort 
Snowshoe Mountain Resort is reporting a 32″-56″ base depth. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is located in Snowshoe, West Virginia. The resort has skiable terrain across 244 acres (98.74 ha) and covers a total area of 11,000 acres (4,452 ha) in the Allegheny Mountains, which are a part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range. It is positioned in the bowl shaped convergence of two mountains, Cheat and Back Allegheny, at the head of the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River. Snowshoe is home to the second highest point in the state and the peak elevation for Cheat Mountain, at Thorny Flat, which reaches 4,848 feet (1,478 meters) above sea level.


Snowshoe Mountain Resort
10 Snowshoe Drive

Snowshoe, West Virginia 26209

877.441.4386

www.snowshoemtn.com


4. Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain Resort is currently reporting a 21″-60″ base depth. Sugar Mountain Resort is located in Banner Elk, North Carolina, and is open for day and night skiing and ridin, along with ice skating and tubing. The resort features 125 acres of skiable terrain. The 21 slopes are serviced by 4 double chairs, 1 triple chair, 1 tow (for the terrain park), 2 magic carpets (for 1 beginner area, 1 – tubing). For the ultra motivated, 15 of the slopes are typically lit for night snowboarding.

Sugar Mountain Resort
1009 Sugar Mountain Dr

Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

828.898.4521

www.skisugar.com


3. Buck Hill 
Buck Hill is currently reporting a 24″-60″ base depth. Buck Hill is celebrating their 60th anniversary. Located in the north central United States, in the city of Burnsville, Minnesota, a suburb south of Minneapolis. Buck Hill opened in 1954 and offers ski, snowboard, and tubing trails. Buck Hill faces east, overlooking the adjacent Interstate 35. The ski area is lighted for night skiing, and operates three chairlifts (2 quads, 1 triple) and multiple surface tows. The base area consists of a parking lot and a short strip of lodges. The ski runs use the east face of the physical hill, with the other sides occupied by residential housing, and a municipal water tower sharing the summit. The vertical drop of the ski area is a modest 262 feet (80 m).


Buck Hill
15400 Buck Hill Rd

Burnsville, Minnesota

952.435.7174

www.buckhill.com


2. Wild Mountain
Wild Mountain is reporting a 24″-64″ base depth. Wild Mountain is located in Amador Township, Chisago County, near Taylors Falls, Minnesota. It features 26 runs, including 4 terrain parks, which include jumps, rails, boxes, quarter-pipes and half-pipes, which are both man made and natural. The site is also the first ski and snowboard resort in the Midwest to open every year. Wild Mountain is located one hour northeast of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. It is located 7 miles north of Taylors Falls. From North Branch you can take interstate 35. The resort lies on the eastern bank of the scenic St. Croix River and has many tall bluffs and hills next to its shores, some being 300–400 feet tall.


Wild Mountain
37200 Wild Mountain Rd

Taylors Falls, Minnesota

(651) 465-6315

www.wildmountain.com


1. Trollhaugen
Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wisconsin is leading the pack in base depth, reporting 72″ at the upper resort. Trollhaugen offers NASTAR (National Standard Race) events throughout the season. Trollhaugen was opened in 1950. It is one of the longest running snow sports resorts in the midwest. It began with one tow rope and three slopes. By 1956 Trollhaugen provided skiers with five tow ropes and six slopes. It also had a chalet to provide some hospitality. Trollhaugen also offers night riding, on 260 vertical feet, 90 skiable acres, with the longest run measuring 2500 feet. Terrain is accessed by 10 lifts; 7 tow ropes, 2 quad lifts and 1 dual lift.


Trollhaugen
2232 100th Ave

Dresser, Wisconsin

715.755.2955

http://www.trollhaugen.com


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