Season 2012-13 is shaping up to be a special year for snowfall at Big White Ski Resort. With December 2012 snowfall at Big White the best for 14 years, and with the accumulation at 1 March 2013 of 658 cm, more than 35% ahead of the accumulation at the same date in 2012, season 2012-13 is shaping up to be a special year in the Big White record book .
In reality however the historic long term snowfall records show every season at Big White is a good year.
As at the start of March 2013 the resort had enjoyed 658 cm of snow accumulation since season opening. The Alpine base was 253 cm, the Village base was an equally solid 227 cm and February saw 152 cm of snowfall, whereas the 30 year average for that month is a healthy 92 cm.
This has been an epic season so far. March and April 2013 could collectively see a further 150 cm of fall, if long term averages hold true. If so the full season accumulation would exceed 800 cm, the first season since 1998-99 to do so and only the fourth in over 30 seasons.
The snowfall and snow base records from the last 30 seasons illustrate why the mountain is called Big White and reinforces why this ski resort, near Kelowna, BC, Canada, has earned such an enviable reputation for reliable snow, every season.