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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
02 Mar 2015 13:04
 
Improving conditions thanks to the new snow
Snowfall:
Last snowed 01 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 18cm
Last 7 days 18cm
Next 9 days 6cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 99cm
Lower piste depth 99cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Powder
Resort runs Closed
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 19 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
 
A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Wed night, min -6°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.
Monday 02 March 2015

A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers

Tuesday 03 March 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

-5°C max temp

Wednesday 04 March 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Thursday 05 March 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

4°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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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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