The line-up for the upper gondola at Revelstoke Mountain Resort after a snow dump this season. (Jake Tweed via Instagram)

The line-up for the upper gondola at Revelstoke Mountain Resort after a snow dump this season. (Jake Tweed via Instagram)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort has third biggest snowfall in North America

Its snowfall total is higher than a giraffe

Revelstoke has the third highest snowfall to date out of all ski resorts in North America.

According to SnowBrains, a U.S. publication that tracks ski resort weather information, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is just centimetres behind Alyeska Resort in Alaska and Snowbird in Utah.

As of Jan. 10, the B.C. resort had received 625 cm of snow.

That’s more than three times the height of Michael Jordan. It’s also higher than a giraffe.

“It’s been an incredible season,” said resort spokesperson Carly Moran.

The resort had already received half of its average annual snowfall of 5.4 metres by Jan. 4.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (Photo by Heather Pratt-Johnson)

The same time last year, they about about 50 cm less than that.

Multiple storms have hit Revelstoke in the past few months, closing highways and delivering more than 30 cm each time.

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“These have been some of the highest back-to-back storms we’ve ever had,” said Moran. “It’s been really exciting.”

Last month, the Ministry of Transportation reported record-breaking snowfalls at Three Valley Gap, roughly 20 km west of Revelstoke.

They measured 287 cm for the month, which is 171 per cent above the 10-year average.

It’s currently snowing in Revelstoke, with another 15 cm expected today. The snow is forecasted to continue until next week.

According to SnowBrains, the resort has the sixth deepest snowpack base in North America at 233 cm.

Mount Baker, in Washington state, has the deepest at 330 cm. It recorded the world’s biggest ski-hill snowfall accumulation of 29 metres during the 1998-99 season.

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