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USAJackson Hole Snow Report

07 Feb 2016 17:30
Ski Club Leader's snow report
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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
07 Feb 2016 17:38
 
Fresh snow providing some great skiing
Snowfall:
Last snowed 07 Feb 2016
Fresh snow 5cm
Last 7 days 29cm
Next 9 days 8cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 213cm
Lower piste depth 165cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Excellent
Off piste snow Powder
Lifts:
Lifts open 13 out of 13
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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. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Tue morning, min -7°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.
Sunday 07 February 2016

Predominantly sunny with cloudy spells

Sunday 07 February 2016
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

-4°C max temp

Monday 08 February 2016
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

0°C max temp

Tuesday 09 February 2016
Clear

0cm snow expected

3°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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Julian Elliott
Posted: 13/01/15
Great resort, great skiing
Overall rating: 4 stars
Julian Elliott
Visited: January 2015

Jackson Hole resort (the ski area) is about 10 miles from Jackson Hole (the town).
I didn't stay in the town, but rather at the foot of the Ski Lifts (called Teton Village).
Its a small resort, but for a week or 10 days has more than enough bars and restaurants to provide plenty of variety. As well as some well stocked ski shops.
There are about 50 (yes fifty!) public buses a day from Jackson Hole town to the ski area.
They run from very early in the morning, to late at night (approx 2300) and I think the fare is US$3 each way.
The skiing is excellent, not many lifts, but plenty of runs and very accessible off piste of all sizes and shapes. The two "best" (quickest to gain height) lifts are a cable car (called the "tram") taking you right to the top, and the Bridger Gondola which takes you about 2/3 of the way up the mountain. Apart from on Saturday, there were basically no lift queues the week I was there.
The whole area, not just the ski runs, is patrolled and avalanche cleared.
So you can feel pretty safe venturing off piste (at least in terms of avalanche risk).
The most interesting runs tend to be the black diamonds and the double black diamonds. Both can be quite steep, but the main distinction is that the double blacks tend to have at least one tricky section (often the very start of the run, or a narrow choke point in the run).
About half the skiing is tree skiing, the rest is in bowls or wide open areas.
There are only a few restaurants up the mountain, but they serve reasonably large portions, free water and toilets, and provide good value lunch and coffee breaks.
In the (Teton) village, you can find lots of bars and restaurants, most of which are associated with an hotel.
The locals (most of whom seem to ski amazingly well) tend to congregate at the Village Cafe. Spur is probably slightly more up market. Handlebar (part of Four Seasons hotel) has the easiest ski-in apres ski beers. The Alpenhof is next to the tram, below the gondola.

Slopes:
4 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
4 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
Archway made from Elk antlers in Jackson Hole town
Archway made from Elk antlers in Jackson Hole town
Mangy Moose bar
Mangy Moose bar
Spectacular sundogs from Thunder
Spectacular sundogs from Thunder
View from top of the gondola
View from top of the gondola
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