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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 Feb 2017 13:22
 
Fresh snow providing some great skiing
Snowfall:
Last snowed 20 Feb 2017
Fresh snow 20cm
Last 7 days 20cm
Next 9 days 84cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 289cm
Lower piste depth 289cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Powder
Resort runs Powder
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.
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Snow & weather forecast
 
A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Tue night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Tue afternoon, min -12°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (gales from the WSW on Tue night, calm by Wed night).
Monday 20 February 2017

Cloudy and snowy again today

Monday 20 February 2017
Light snow

9cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Light snow

11cm snow expected

0°C max temp

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Snow showers

7cm snow expected

-8°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Monday 20 February 2017

Monday 20th February was broadly speaking a powder day in America. Very heavy snowfalls today across many of our featured American resorts, Squaw Valley (271/520cm) is expecting just under one metre today, Mammoth Mountain (477/889cm) forecast to receive another 75cm dump today also. Jackson Hole (231/342cm) is starting today with another 35cm of fresh after just over half a metre in the past few days. Elsewhere a number of resorts are reporting no less then 20cm in the past 24 hours. It’s yet another sensational report for the American ski fields.
In the forecast this week. Snow, lots of it and pretty well everywhere. It is going to be another stormy snowy week. Once again America is one of the best places on earth the ski and board.

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Tim O'brien
Posted: 11/01/17
Possibly the best powder in the world
Overall rating: 5 stars
Tim O'brien
Visited: January 2017

We spent nearly two weeks in Salt Lake City, skiing local resorts (Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, Park City/Canyons, but Alta was my favourite). This is the first time we have skiied in North America and the powder has blown us away. While Utah has had a particularly good early season, I understand these snow conditions are pretty normal.

The pistes may not be as groomed as in most European resorts, or the rest of the USA (except Park City which is more typical of elsewhere), but that is only a plus. In these resorts you can ski just about anywhere, unless there is a cliff or other obstacle, so my off-piste and powder technique has come on tremendously. And at Alta, no borders are allowed, which means more powder for the rest of us! Bowls, whites, steeps, bumps and combinations of all; more than enough terrain, if you include Snowbird, to ski for a week and never go to the same tracks twice.

I cannot comment on resort accommodation because we stayed with friends in the Salt Lake City area, but mountain-side food is typically American (high on calories and huge in quantity) and bars generally only serve beer. Apres-ski is very limited if you stay in resort (except Park City). If you want to ski all the resorts, you can stay in Salt Lake City and take the train and transfer bus, or in the suburbs (eg: Sandy) and hire a 4-wheel drive vehicle. It probably won't cost you more than resort accommodation.

Lift passes are expensive; twice the price of Europe. Buy a “Ski City Super Pass” in advance on-line, covering Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude for significant discounts (x days from 7 or 14 means you can take days off without loss). You can ski Brighton and Solitude on one daily pass, but although Snowbird and Alta are linked you will use two days-worth if you go to both on the same day.

I will certainly be back.

Slopes:
5 stars
Eating:
2 stars
Apres:
1 star
Value for money:
3 stars
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