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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
17 Apr 2014 13:30
 
Spring conditions across the resort
Snowfall:
Last snowed 02 Apr 2014
Fresh snow 20cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 6cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 76cm
Lower piste depth 76cm
Snow conditions:
Piste quality Good
Resort runs Spring snow
Off piste snow Spring snow
Lifts:
Lifts open 10 out of 30
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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
 
Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Thu afternoon, min 4°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri night).
Thursday 17 April 2014

Partly cloudy, some sunny spells

Friday 18 April 2014
Rain showers

0cm snow expected

8°C max temp

Saturday 19 April 2014
Clear

0cm snow expected

8°C max temp

Sunday 20 April 2014
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

9°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Thursday 17 April 2014

The fresh snow that fell earlier this week in Colorado has all settled down now but leaves fantastic late season conditions at the remaining open resorts. Breckenridge (236cm) has an excellent snow base for the time of year and there’s still a few weeks left of the winter season. Copper Mountain (218/272cm) also has fantastic conditions across the mountain after the fresh snow earlier this week.

Further east there was some snow at Sugarbush (35/102cm) on Wednesday 16th April. It was around 10cm that fell over the course of the day and has nicely refreshed their runs. The resort is expected to close for the season at the end of this coming Easter weekend.

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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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