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Originally published January 6, 2012 at 2:35 PM | Page modified January 6, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Seven Washington ski areas rank among top 20 snow depths

Mount Baker third, Alpental fourth.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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Despite a snow drought last month, seven Washington ski and snowboard areas still rank among the top 20 snow depths throughout North America, while many places like Utah, California and Colorado have been hit hard by a lack of snow.

Here are the deepest snowpacks through Wednesday, Jan. 4 provided by skiwashington.com:

1 — Eagle Crest, AK, 150{inch}

2 — Alyeska, AK, 104{inch}

3 — Mount Baker, 95{inch}

4 — Alpental, 82{inch}

(tie) — Snoqualmie, 82{inch}

6 — Mount Seymour, B.C., 76{inch}

7 — Whistler Blackcomb, B.C., 75{inch}

8 — White Pass, 72{inch}

9 — Steven's Pass, 71{inch}

10 — Schweitzer, ID, 69{inch}

(tie) Cypress Mountain, B.C., 69{inch}

12 — Crystal Mountain, 68{inch}

13 — Whitewater, B.C., 66{inch}

14 — Lookout Pass, ID, 64{inch}

15 — Ski Apache, N.M., 63{inch}

16 — Revelstoke, B.C., 63{inch}

(tie) — 49 Degrees North, 63{inch}

(tie) — Fernie, B.C., 63{inch}

19 Taos, N.M., 62{inch}

20 — Sunrise Park, AZ, 60{inch}

(tie)Timberline Lodge, OR, 60{inch}

(tie) Silverton, CO. 60{inch}

Here is a short list of resorts begging for more snow:

Snowbird, UT, 32{inch}

Telluride, CO, 30{inch}

Stowe, VT, 26{inch}

Squaw Valley, CA, 12{inch}

Mark Yuasa: 206-464-8780 or myuasa@seattletimes.com

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