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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
19 Dec 2014 13:13
 
Pockets of fresh powder can be found off piste
Snowfall:
Last snowed 18 Dec 2014
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 34cm
Next 9 days 39cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 94cm
Lower piste depth 94cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Fresh
Resort runs Fresh
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 6 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.
Help with snow & weather
Snow & weather forecast
 
A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Sun afternoon, min -10°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Fri night, gales from the WNW by Sun night).
Friday 19 December 2014

Cloudy today, snow possible

Saturday 20 December 2014
Snow showers

4cm snow expected

-5°C max temp

Sunday 21 December 2014
Light snow

25cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Monday 22 December 2014
Snow showers

6cm snow expected

-9°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Thursday 18 December 2014

It has been a good week for skiing in North America, following good snowfalls earlier this week and several top ups in the past few days.

Telluride (94cm) saw the most snowfall on Thursday 18th December, with 21cm of new snow. Elsewhere, up to 10cm of snow has fallen at resorts such as Vail (79cm) and Breckenridge (89cm).

Excellent snow has also been reported in California this week, with two large storms depositing big snowfalls, particularly on the upper mountain. Squaw Valley (97cm) saw 33cm in the latest storm and with more forecast, the conditions will be fantastic in the run up to Christmas.

The east coast has not missed out either, with new snow reported on Thursday morning at Sunday River (51cm) and Killington (40/60cm). Cold weather, accompanied with sunny skies is forecast for the weekend so the skiing should be great.

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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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