Frequently Asked Questions

Why might there be two different #s – one on the official snow report & a different number on the camera image?

Vail:
We have multiple snow stakes located at various points across the 6-mide-wide expense of Vail. As one of the largest ski/snowboard resorts in North America, we need to report at multiple points.
Our official snow stake is located at mid-mountain. That’s the stake where we measure and report our official # for the snow report email, for our website and other websites. It’s also where we’ve been recording historical data for more than 10 years.

Our snow stake camera is located in Blue Sky Basin, which is NOT our official snow stake but it does accurately represent the 24-hour snowfall in this area of our resort.

You might see a difference in the numbers between the Blue Sky Basin stake and the official mid-mountain stake. It’s because the readings are coming from two different stakes. We are very committed to accurately reporting our snow totals and want to be transparent about our snow reporting #s.

Park City:

We have multiple snow stakes located at various points across the 7,300 acres of Park City. As one of the largest ski/snowboard resorts in North America, we feel it is necessary to report the snow totals in different locations.


Our official snow stake is located mid-mountain at 8,700 feet. That’s the stake where we measure and report our official number for the snow report email, for our website and other websites. It’s also the stake where we record historical data.

Heavenly:
We have multiple snow stakes located at various points across the 4,800 acres of Heavenly. As one of the largest ski/snowboard resorts in North America, and located in two different states, California and Nevada, we feel it is necessary to report the snow totals in different locations.

Our official snow stake is located near Dipper Express at 9,800 feet. That’s the stake where we measure and report our official number for the snow report email, for our website and other websites. It’s also the stake where we record historical data from and the snow stake that has a camera and light on it.

The additional Mott Canyon snow stake located at 8,900 feet also provides us with accurate snow totals for the Mott Canyon expert/advanced area. The other snow stake located near Sky Deck at 8,550 feet, tells us snow totals on the California side of the mountain.


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