The biggest record breaker was Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort, which Vail only purchased last autumn. It clocked up an amazing 668 inches of snow surpassing the previous best, 424 inches, set in 2004-2005, by more than half as much again.

At south Lake Tahoe the margins were much closer with Heavenly ski resort reporting a total of 529 inches, on three inches more than the old record of 526 inches set in 1994-1995.

In Colorado, Breckenridge ski resort beat its old record of 504 inches set in 1995-1996 by a little over a foot with 519 inches.
Keystone's increase was greater, setting a new record of 343, more than five feet more than the old 282 inch record from2005-2006 and 2007-2008.

Vail ski resort itself added two feet to its max snowfall tally (and the snow was still falling after it closed and stopped counting last month) with a new season total of 524 inches, overtaking the previous season record of 458 inches set as recently as 2007-2008.

Only Beaver Creek, Vail's co-host for the 2015 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships didn't manage to beat its record, receiving a very healthy 385 inches, but several feet short of the 429 inch record it set in 2007-2008.

The company has also reported increased skier numbers and increased profits for last winter.