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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
05 Feb 2016 13:28
 
Lower slopes good, excellent up high
Snowfall:
Last snowed 02 Feb 2016
Fresh snow 25cm
Last 7 days 48cm
Next 9 days 0cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 210cm
Lower piste depth 210cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Fresh
Lifts:
Lifts open 24 out of 28
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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. Mild temperatures (max 6°C on Mon morning, min 2°C on Fri afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sat night, fresh winds from the E by Sun night).
Friday 05 February 2016

Predominantly sunny with cloudy spells

Saturday 06 February 2016
Clear

0cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Sunday 07 February 2016
Clear

0cm snow expected

4°C max temp

Monday 08 February 2016
Clear

0cm snow expected

6°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Thursday 04 February 2016

Great skiing was on offer across the USA, with light snow falling across the Rocky Mountains to give a lively fresh covering of powder to play in on Thursday.

In Colorado and Utah 2-3cm was recorded widely at our featured resorts, topping up the already excellent conditions. Steamboat (170cm) bucked the trend following a surprise 23cm of overnight snow, which thanks to temperatures as low as -10C resulted in some light and fluffy off piste snow. Most lifts are open across the state so head to the big resorts of Aspen (155/201cm), Breckenridge (147cm) and Vail (160cm) for the largest amount of available terrain.

Some fantastic skiing was also available across California, with the resort of Mammoth (266/419cm) boasting the deepest base depth in the country. The sun was shining and with all terrain open at most of the resorts in the state it certainly is a great time to be out in the Californian Mountains.

Sadly the same could not be said for the East Coast on Thursday, where mild conditions resulted in spring-like skiing at all of our featured resorts. Expect the pistes to firm up rapidly throughout the day as temperatures cool and drop to almost -10C by Friday. Some fresh snow is possible over the weekend which is great news as this should help to soften the piste surface. The outlook is also looking positive.

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Kate Batey
Posted: 07/01/08
Heavenly review
Kate Batey

Just got back from 8 days skiing based in Heavenly (but with a pass that covered 8 resorts around Lake Tahoe). Overall the snow was disappointing by US standards. Another poor start to the season around Lake Tahoe, so we were limited to skiing on the pistes. Heavenly by all accounts usually has the worst snow in the region as its right on the edge of the lake.

Only the blue runs were groomed (these in places correspond to reds in the Alps) and there are lots of very flat "linking" runs to get you from one part of the mountain to the other. The black diamond runs seem to just mean "ungroomed" - they are reasonably steep but, unless you are good at moguls, very tricky. The lack of snow meant no tree skiing and no off-piste/bowl skiing, so overall it was quite limited.

On the plus side, even at New Year, there were very few queues and blissfully empty pistes. The resort staff were very friendly and fantastic at filling the lifts, which made a big difference. On the down side, the mountain restaurants were universally awful with very limited indoor seating. You're much better off going down to the bases and eating there!

The lift pass we bought (only available to internationl visitors in advance) allowed us unlimited access to six other resort in the region. Of these, Kirkwood was superb varied and interesting skiing, both on and off piste, with a lovely atmosphere and generally a much higher standard of skiiers/boarders. The snow was much better here too.

Also good was Sierra at Tahoe, with one (finally) decent mountain restaurant (with stunning views) and lots of tree lined runs, so good in poor weather. The same grooming complaints applied at here too i.e. black diamond just means ungroomed (rather than steeper/narrower). Squaw Valley was also fun for a visit too, with more European style skiing.

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