Tony Crocker's Vertical Foot Summary through June 2016

REGION Days Skied Vertical Ft. (x1000) Percent of Total Powder Vertical
Southern California 193 3,328.7 13.0% 229
Central California 348 7,428.0 28.9% 474
Northern California 79 1,479.8 5.6% 147
Colorado 103 1,983.6 7.7% 161
Utah 200 3,959.9 15.4% 506
Other U.S. Rockies 75 1,451.8 5.6% 153
Interior Canada 154 2,630.0 10.2% 1,147
Pacific Northwest 77 1,691.8 6.6% 179
East of the Rockies 12 180.6 0.7% 0
Southern Hemisphere 51 655.4 2.6% 63
Europe 33 527.1 2.1% 82
Asia 23 380.8 1.5% 143
Total 1,348 25,697.5 100.0% 3,284

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

For those who worry about Mammoth's lift lines, 16 of the 21 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 5 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 have set most of my multiple day vertical foot records at Mt. Bachelor in April 2000 and 2012. The 3 day vertical record is from Sun Valley, perhaps the most well known area for accumulating vertical rapidly.

Dates Areas Total Vertical
2 Days 4/7/12-4/8/12 Mt. Bachelor 82,300
3 Days 3/25/10-3/27/10 Sun Valley 100,800
4 Days 4/5/00-4/8/00 Mt. Bachelor 121,800
5 Days 4/5/00-4/9/00 Mt. Bachelor 147,400
6 Days 4/4/00-4/9/00 Mt. Bailey Snowcat, Mt. Bachelor 162,400
7 Days 4/3/00-4/9/00 Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bailey Snowcat, Mt. Bachelor 187,200
8 Days 4/1/00-4/8/00 Crystal Mt., Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bailey Snowcat, Mt. Bachelor 190,200
9 Days 4/1/00-4/9/00 Crystal Mt., Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bailey Snowcat, Mt. Bachelor 215,800