I was wondering if all the ski areas in North America are held to the same standards of reporting snow depth. I know in Colorado that we use the mid mt base as the standard and... same for new snow fall. It's a 24 hr report from 5am-5am at mid mt. Many ski areas will report their summit numbers also, which will undoubtably be higher. Good to know if it's 4-5 inches deeper than mid. It is significant because many of us spend a lot of time recreating up top.
I was reading Jackson Holes report and they seem to base all their snowfall on the summit, although in very small print they do give their mid mt base and new snow. They also have a chart that compares their snowfall to other ski areas with their summit total compared to everyone's mid mt depth. Obviously if we all reported the summit for our numbers, we would have much higher bases and snow falls.
Just wondering if all ski areas are held to the same standard. Anyone know if there is some written or unwritten law? Seems not.