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Snow report glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Last snowed
The date of the last snowfall.
Fresh snow
The depth of the last snowfall.
Last 7 days
The total snowfall reported over the last 7 days.
Next 9 days
The total amount of fresh snow predicted at mid-mountain level from our detailed 9 day forecast.
Upper piste depth
An indication of the snow depth on the upper prepared slopes.
Lower piste depth
An indication of the snow depth on the lower prepared slopes.
Piste quality
An indication of the general piste conditions on the open pistes.
Resort runs
An indication of the conditions on the lower, open runs back into the resort base.
Off piste snow
An indication of the general off piste conditions.
Lifts open
An indication of the number of lifts that are open out of the total number of lifts possible in this resort/ski area.
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Snow report
26 Nov 2014 12:51
 
Fresh snow providing some great skiing
Snowfall:
Last snowed 25 Nov 2014
Fresh snow 3cm
Last 7 days 89cm
Next 9 days 11cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 102cm
Lower piste depth 102cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 3 out of 7
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Weather forecast glossary

Snow and weather data can vary depending on many factors. The data we provide gives you an indication of the conditions you can expect but, as conditions can vary so widely, the data is not a guarantee of the conditions at this resort. Weather data comes from our detailed weather forecast.
Weather
The predicted weather for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
Snow expected
The predicted amount of snow.
Maximum temperature
The predicted maximum temperature for the afternoon period at mid-mountain level.
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Snow & weather forecast
 
Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 6°C on Thu afternoon, min -2°C on Wed morning). Mainly fresh winds.
Wednesday 26 November 2014

Cloudy and snowy again today

Thursday 27 November 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

6°C max temp

Friday 28 November 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

4°C max temp

Saturday 29 November 2014
Light snow

1cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Monday 24 November 2014

Excellent early season conditions were seen this weekend across the USA and some resorts were reporting huge snowfalls on Monday morning, 24th November.

The most snow is falling in Utah, with the linked resorts of Alta (99cm) and Snowbird (99cm) reporting 56cm and 46cm of fresh snow respectively. Park City (74cm) has not missed out either and has seen 28cm of dry powder fall in the second half of the weekend. The skies are forecast to clear by Tuesday 25th November, providing incredible skiing conditions for this time of year.

Colorado is also reporting lots of fresh snow to start the week. Aspen (33cm) and Vail (56cm) both opened this weekend with good on-piste conditions. New snow fell at both resorts on Sunday 23rd and another 20cm could fall at Aspen by Wednesday 26th, improving conditions further.

Both Heavenly (46cm) and Mammoth (36/46cm) are now open for the season although skiing is limited at both to a few slopes covered by artificial snow.

Last week’s new snow on the east coast provided excellent opening weekend skiing at Stowe (13/91cm) and Mount Snow (41/46cm). Unfortunately warmer weather has brought rain to all of our featured east coast resorts on Monday, but colder weather is forecast to return by Tuesday. 

Most of our featured resorts, including Jackson Hole, Snowbasin and Telluride are scheduled to open this coming weekend.

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Posted: 16/01/06
Alta review
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Just returned from a week in Alta (over new year). Such an amazing resort. Snow was great and it snowed most nights meaning piste, and off piste conditions were superb. The hotels are all fine and the locals are the most friendly and helpful you will ever meet. Alta's skiing is linked to nearby Snowbirds meaning there is a huge ski area. People of any ability would be able to ski there for years and not get bored! I highly recommend Alta for superb hotels and fantastic skiing. Its a great place for any ability.

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