With only a few weeks of the season left at many resorts, Western US resorts are currently topping world table for both snowfall and snow depth. Tahoe continues its return to form with Alpine Meadows reporting the most snow in the world over the past week, and the biggest fall anywhere this winter, with 257cm - over eight-and-a-half feet.

Mt Baker in Washington State to the north has also had a massive amount of snow in recent weeks and its snowbase at one point passed the 8m (27 feet) mark although has now fallen back below 8m - but it remains the only resort in the world top go beyond the 7 and 8m marks in winter 2011-12, maintaining its reputation as the planet's snowiest destination.

North of the border the snowfall continues to be heavy too with whistler having passed its seasonal average figure of just over 190m of snowfall with, in its case, several months of the season remaining.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort has received 66cm of new snow in the last 7 days with over 20cm falling in the last 48hrs. There's More snow in the forecast through to the weekend with some lovely sunshine and great spring skiing temperatures anticipated.

On the East Coast of North America it's a very different story however with record highs and some areas talking of ‘summer ski' conditions. Many still have some terrain open despite the onslaught of the high temperatures on the snowpack.

"The snow cover at Mont Sutton, Quebec is still great on several trails," said a resort statement, "This said, some trails also offer bare-spots to the delight of spring skiing enthusiasts looking for an additional challenge!" Continuing warm temperatures are forecast for the next few days.