Tony Crocker's Vertical Foot Summary through August 2017

REGION Days Skied Vertical Ft. (x1000) Percent of Total Powder Vertical
Southern California 195 3,374.8 12.4% 229
Central California 376 8,043.8 29.5% 493
Northern California 82 1,542.1 5.6% 148
Colorado 103 1,983.6 7.3% 161
Utah 207 4,107.6 15.0% 506
Other U.S. Rockies 75 1,451.8 5.3% 153
Interior Canada 166 2,863.7 10.5% 1,212
Pacific Northwest 82 1,810.6 6.6% 206
East of the Rockies 12 180.6 0.7% 0
Southern Hemisphere 51 655.4 2.4% 63
Europe 49 912.5 3.3% 125
Asia 23 380.8 1.4% 143
Total 1,421 27,307.8 100.0% 3,439

The above table summarizes my skiing by region. Click on a specific region to see the season and area detail for that region. The Total page summarizes each ski season since I started in December 1975. The table below lists my highest vertical and powder days.

  Date Area Vertical Feet   Date Area Powder Vertical 
1 7-Apr-12 Mt. Bachelor, OR         50,200 1 25-Mar-07 Chugach Powder Guides Heli, AK 26,000
2 25-Mar-10 Sun Valley, ID           45,900 2 9-Feb-07 Mike Wiegele Heliski, B.C. 24,000
3 18-Dec-04 Mammoth, CA              44,500 3 21-Mar-91 Mt. Baldy, Calif. 22,000
4 7-Apr-00 Mt. Bachelor, OR         43,900 4 28-Mar-98 TLH Heliski, B.C. 21,000
5 6-Apr-96 Mammoth, CA              43,000 5 7-Feb-09 Eagle Pass Heliski, B.C. 21,000
6 16-Feb-02 Snowbird, UT             41,300 6 29-Mar-98 TLH Heliski, B.C. 20,000
7 15-Apr-07 Mt. Bachelor, OR         40,700 7 8-Feb-08 Castle Mt., Alberta 20,000
8 24-Jan-17 Saalbach, Austria 40,500 8 23-Feb-14 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 20,000
9 2-Mar-84 Mammoth, CA              39,250 9 9-Apr-99 Mammoth, Calif. 18,000
10 17-Apr-10 Mammoth, CA              37,000 10 24-Feb-06 Mike Wiegele Heliski, B.C. 18,000
11 18-May-13 Mammoth, CA              35,750 11 13-Mar-87 Kirkwood, Calif. 17,000
12 9-Apr-99 Mammoth              35,100 12 23-Feb-97 Island Lake Snowcat, B.C. 17,000
13 22-Feb-11 Mountain High        34,300 13 24-Feb-97 Island Lake Snowcat, B.C. 17,000
14 10-Jan-09 Mammoth, CA              34,000 14 9-Feb-98 Mt. Baldy, Calif. 17,000
15 14-May-17 Mammoth, CA              33,700 15 12-Mar-02 CMH Kootenay Heliski, B.C. 17,000
16 7-Feb-04 Lake Louise, SB 33,600 16 19-Jan-12 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 17,000
17 5-Apr-00 Mt. Bachelor, OR         33,100 17 13-Apr-12 Mammoth, Calif. 17,000
18 2-Apr-07 Vail, CO                 32,600 18 1-May-88 Alta, Utah 16,000
19 6-Apr-02 Mammoth, CA              32,500 19 21-Feb-99 Selkirk-Tangiers Heliski, B.C. 16,000
20 24-Jan-17 Ski Welt, Austria 32,400 20 10-Mar-02 CMH Kootenay Heliski, B.C. 16,000
21 13-Jan-15 Vail, CO                 32,300 21 27-Mar-05 TLH Heliski, B.C. 16,000
22 24-May-03 Mammoth, CA              32,200 22 23-Feb-06 Mike Wiegele Heliski, B.C. 16,000
23 22-Feb-90 Mt. Baldy, CA            32,100 23 26-Jan-10 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 16,000
24 8-Apr-12 Mt. Bachelor, OR         32,100 24 20-Jan-12 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 16,000
25 16-Feb-13 Sun Valley, ID           31,800 25 29-Feb-12 Northstar, Calif. 16,000
26 19-Apr-17 Mammoth, CA              31,700 26 24-Feb-14 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 16,000
27 1-May-82 Mammoth, CA              31,600 27 26-Mar-15 Arctic Heliskiing, Iceland 16,000
28 26-Apr-16 Mammoth, CA              31,500 28 21-Feb-16 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 16,000
29 24-May-98 Mammoth, CA              31,400 29 19-Feb-17 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 16,000
30 2-Feb-97 Mammoth, CA              31,400 30 30-Mar-99 RK Heliski, B.C. 15,000
31 29-Jan-06 Jackson Hole, WY         31,300 31 14-Feb-01 Mt. Baldy, Calif. 15,000
32 7-Feb-11 Mammoth, CA              31,200 32 8-Jan-05 Northstar, Calif. 15,000
33 28-Feb-04 Mt. Baldy, CA            31,100 33 21-Feb-06 Mike Wiegele Heliski, B.C. 15,000
34 1-Feb-97 Mammoth, CA              31,100 34 22-Feb-06 Mike Wiegele Heliski, B.C. 15,000
35 10-Apr-17 Mammoth, CA              31,100 35 13-Mar-06 Snowbird, Utah 15,000
36 6-Feb-93 Mt. Bachelor, OR         31,000 36 27-Aug-06 Harris Mt. Heliski, N.Z. 15,000
37 16-Jan-15 Vail, CO                 31,000 37 27-Jan-10 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 15,000
38 30-May-11 Mammoth, CA              31,000 38 29-Jan-11 Niseko, Japan 15,000
39 1-Apr-98 Blackcomb, BC            30,900 39 8-Mar-11 Snowbird/Alta, Utah 15,000
40 18-Jun-05 Mammoth, CA              30,800 40 18-Jan-12 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 15,000
41 8-Feb-88 Mammoth, CA              30,800 41 22-Feb-16 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 15,000
42 22-Mar-05 Blackcomb, BC            30,700 42 20-Feb-17 Mustang Powder Snowcat, B.C. 15,000

For those who worry about Mammoth's lift lines, 14 of the 20 days in the left table were on weekends. 1993, 2007 and 2012 Mt. Bachelor, 2004 Mt. Baldy and Lake Louise were also on weekends. Snowbird was on President's Weekend during the 2002 Olympics. Both Blackcomb days, Mt. Baldy 1990 and Mt. Bachelor 2000 were midweek.

The right table reflects the reality of living in an area (Southern California) where fresh powder is rare within day commute distance (now over 6 years since a good powder month). Mammoth does not show as frequently on this list because so much of the terrain must be closed for avalanche control during storms. However, note in italics the only day to appear on both lists. Since 1997 I have considerably improved my powder experience by visiting several of the B.C. areas touted by Leslie Anthony at Powder Magazine.

I set most of my multiple day vertical foot records at Mt. Bachelor in April 2000 and 2012. Most of these were surpassed during a week of "piste-bashing" at three large ski complexes in Austria in 2017.

Dates Areas Total Vertical
2 Days 4/7/12-4/8/12 Mt. Bachelor 82,300
3 Days 1/24/17-1/26/17 Ski Welt, Sallbach, Fieberbrunn, Austria 101,900
4 Days 1/24/17-1/27/17 Ski Welt, Sallbach, Fieberbrunn, Austria 132,100
5 Days 1/23/17-1/27/17 Kitzbuhel, Ski Welt, Sallbach, Fieberbrunn, Austria 157,300
6 Days 1/22/17-1/27/17 Kitzbuhel, Ski Welt, Sallbach, Fieberbrunn, Austria 184,900
7 Days 4/3/00-4/9/00 Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bailey Snowcat, Mt. Bachelor 187,200
8 Days 1/20/17-1/27/17 Warth, Lech/Zurs, Kitzbuhel, Ski Welt, Sallbach, Fieberbrunn, Austria 205,700
9 Days 1/19/17-1/27/17 Stuben, Warth, Lech/Zurs, Kitzbuhel, Ski Welt, Sallbach, Fieberbrunn, Austria 225,300