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USAJackson Hole Snow Report

27 Jan 2015 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
27 Jan 2015 17:34
 
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Snowfall:
Last snowed 25 Jan 2015
Fresh snow 3cm
Last 7 days 6cm
Next 9 days 53cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 203cm
Lower piste depth 178cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Excellent
Off piste snow Tracked
Lifts:
Lifts open 12 out of 12
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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 moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Tue morning, min -4°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.
Tuesday 27 January 2015

Glorious sunny weather, suntan lotion a must

Tuesday 27 January 2015
Snow showers

7cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Wednesday 28 January 2015
Light snow

4cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Thursday 29 January 2015
Snow showers

0cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Snow overview for USA
Monday 26 January 2015

The Rockies have been enjoying a great period of settled and mostly sunny weather, providing some great skiing conditions. Most resorts in Colorado saw a dusting of new snow over the weekend. Monday 26th January dawned sunny and mild, with mid-mountain temperatures topping +7C for some, providing an early taste of some spring skiing.

Vail (107cm) had all 31 lifts in operation, providing access to some excellent groomed terrain and thanks to the warm temperatures, some soft off piste too. The X-Games have been held over the past few days in Aspen (130cm), with some spectacular action on Buttermilk Mountain. Ski conditions across all four areas are excellent so it was a great weekend to be in resort.

Unfortunately California continues to miss out on the good season that has been seen elsewhere in the country. Mammoth (51/102cm) is expecting a dusting of snow in the next couple of days, but a really big dump is needed before more runs can open. Heavenly (81cm) can currently only offer 175 acres of its 4,800 acres which indicates how desperate Californian resorts are for snow. Unfortunately there is still no indication that this much needed new snow is imminent.

Over on the east coast a big winter storm is approaching and could deposit over 30cm of fresh snow by Wednesday morning, with Sunday River (71cm) and Mount Snow (46/82cm) set to be in the firing line for the heaviest falls. Recent cold conditions have preserved the snow at these resorts in excellent condition, so the skiing is already very good.

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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
Laramie Bowl early morning
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