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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
27 Mar 2015 13:13
 
Spring weather taking its toll on the snow
Snowfall:
Last snowed 23 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 5cm
Next 9 days 0cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 99cm
Lower piste depth 99cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Worn
Resort runs Worn
Off piste snow Limited
Lifts:
Lifts open 18 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
 
Light rain (total 5.0mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 10°C on Fri afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Fri night, calm by Sat night).
Friday 27 March 2015

Another glorious day

Friday 27 March 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

10°C max temp

Saturday 28 March 2015
Rain showers

0cm snow expected

8°C max temp

Sunday 29 March 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

8°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Thursday 26 March 2015

Utah saw lovely sunny skies and warm temperatures on Thursday 26th March, providing the perfect conditions to enjoy the new snow from this week. Some great conditions are to be found in both of the Cottonwood Canyons, with Snowbird (193cm) and Park City (145cm) at either end of the area reporting some fantastic skiing. Expect the strong spring sunshine to soften the lower slopes – leading to some great spring skiing conditions.

New snow was recorded across Colorado on Thursday, adding to the snowfall from earlier this week, taking totals to between 20 and 40cm for most resorts. 10cm was picked up quite widely at resorts such as Arapahoe Basin (127cm), Breckenridge (175cm) and Copper Mountain (170cm). The sun returned on Thursday and should continue throughout the weekend providing perfect conditions in which to enjoy the new snow.

Both Jackson Hole (180/218cm) and Big Sky (119/178cm) further north are in incredible condition for the time of year. Big Sky has seen 48cm of powder since Tuesday and Jackson Hole caught 30cm and some great powder turns have been reported from both resorts. Expect some great sunny weather this weekend, before yet more cold and snowy weather next week.

California continues to struggle as very mild and sunny weather further eats away at the limited snowpack. With mid-mountain temperatures set to reach as high as +10C at resorts such as Heavenly (99cm) then the snow is set to melt further. More sunny and warm weather is expected over the coming nine days.

Mild and cloudy weather was in place across the eastern states of the USA, bringing the chance of some light rain to our featured resorts. Base depths are still excellent at resorts such as Killington (76/102cm) and Sunday River (102/102cm) and the mild temperatures have resulted in some nice soft piste conditions. The weekend is set to be gloriously sunny before the clouds roll in again next week and bring up to 10cm of fresh snow by Wednesday.

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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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