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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
04 Mar 2015 13:12
 
Powder day!
Snowfall:
Last snowed 04 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 23cm
Last 7 days 74cm
Next 9 days 0cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 229cm
Lower piste depth 229cm
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 dusting of new snow. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Thu night, min -14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.
Wednesday 04 March 2015

A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers

Wednesday 04 March 2015
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

-10°C max temp

Thursday 05 March 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

-4°C max temp

Friday 06 March 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

-3°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Monday 02 March 2015

It has been a very snowy weekend across Utah and Colorado, with the heaviest falls towards the south of Colorado. All of our featured resorts have picked up new snow, leading to some fantastic conditions all over the mountain. The snowiest spots include Telluride (190cm), with 68cm in the past two days, Crested Butte (155cm) with 55cm and Aspen (201cm) with 41cm.  Over the border in New Mexico, Taos (216cm) tops them all, having received 112cm in the past five days alone. The powder is great and more snow is in the forecast before the sun breaks through on Wednesday and remains in place throughout the week.

California finally saw a good drop of snow over the weekend, improving the ski conditions across the state. More is needed however as the base is well down on average, but the improvement is noticeable. Mammoth (107cm) and Heavenly (99cm) both saw 30cm of new snow over the weekend, but were topped by Squaw Valley (97cm) which recorded 80cm of new snow on the upper mountain. Sunny skies are now predicted for the week ahead with rising temperatures, so get out there as soon as possible to enjoy the new snow!

Again the east coast shivered this weekend, with the very cold air refusing to shift from the region. Some light falls of new snow were picked up on Monday morning, with resorts such as Killington (76cm) and Mount Snow (94cm) seeing between 3 and 8cm of fresh snow. The piste conditions across all resorts are fantastic and with the new snow landing, some fresh off piste turns can be found. The forecasts show no signs of the cold weather letting up, with mostly cloudy skies expected over the coming week, possibly accompanied by some light snowfall (up to 10cm).
 

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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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