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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
20 Nov 2014 13:11
 
Resort not yet open
Snowfall:
Last snowed 13 Nov 2014
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 9cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 38cm
Lower piste depth 38cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Closed
Resort runs Closed
Off piste snow Limited
Lifts:
Lifts open 0 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
 
A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Sat morning, min -12°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (gales from the WNW on Sat afternoon, moderate winds from the NW by Mon afternoon).
Thursday 20 November 2014

Partly cloudy, some sunny spells

Sunday 23 November 2014
Light snow

4cm snow expected

-11°C max temp

Monday 24 November 2014
Snow showers

3cm snow expected

-10°C max temp

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Cloudy

0cm snow expected

-3°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Thursday 20 November 2014

The skiing is continuing to improve across the United States, with both east and west coast resorts receiving new snowfall this week. As a result more resorts have already opened and many more are due to open for the coming weekend.

More terrain has opened across Colorado following a week of excellent snowmaking conditions combined with last week’s heavy snowfall. Arapahoe Basin (46cm) has opened the Lenawee Face lift enabling top to bottom riding for the first time this season and Copper Mountain (66cm) had three lifts and four trails open on Thursday 20th November. Vail (46cm) will celebrate opening day on Friday 21st with live music and breakfast at the base of Gondola One and skiing across an impressive 540 acres.

Up to a foot of snow is forecast in Utah this weekend, providing Alta (38cm) with the chance of a powder-filled opening weekend. Mammoth Mountain (36/46cm) is currently our open resort in California, but is set to be joined this weekend by Heavenly (76cm).

On the east coast new snow has fallen this week and cold climates have resulted in good snowmaking conditions. On Thursday 20th November Killington (20/41cm) had three lifts open serving 16 runs, but this is set to increase over the weekend. More terrain is set to open at Sunday River (30cm) and both Stowe (15/61cm) and Smugglers’ Notch (45cm) are set to open for skiing on Saturday.

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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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