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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 12:54
 
Good skiing/boarding throughout the area
Snowfall:
Last snowed 24 Jan 2015
Fresh snow 1cm
Last 7 days 1cm
Next 9 days 11cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 132cm
Lower piste depth 132cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 7 out of 7
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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 4°C on Mon afternoon, min -3°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.
Tuesday 27 January 2015

Predominantly sunny with cloudy spells

Tuesday 27 January 2015
Cloudy

0cm snow expected

1°C max temp

Wednesday 28 January 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Thursday 29 January 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Snow overview for Canada
Monday 26 January 2015

The pick of the conditions in Canada are on the east coast, where bitterly cold temperatures combined with some light top ups are leading to some excellent pistes. Wrap up warm however as at Tremblant (100/180cm) the thermometer was reading -31C at 7am on Monday morning, with expected highs of around -13C. Some more light snow is expected this week and temperatures are set to remain well below freezing, so the fantastic snow conditions will be preserved.

Over on the west coast much warmer air is in place, resulting in a softening of the lower slopes in particular. New snow was picked up over the weekend however and the overall coverage remains very good. Fernie (134cm) was offering skiing from all 10 of its lifts on Monday 26th January, but with temperatures expected to hit +10C in the afternoon on the lower slopes, some heavy conditions are possible. A slight cooling is expected this week, before clouds move in by the weekend, potentially bringing some light snowfall.

Slightly colder air was still in place in Alberta, preserving some excellent snow conditions at the Banff (128cm) resorts. 36cm of snow has been recorded in the past week at Sunshine Village, so with the cold temperatures some good powder stashes can still be found. Some flurries are possible through the week, but otherwise expect some good periods of sunshine.

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Jim Searle
Posted: 03/03/08
Red Mountain review
Jim Searle

Just got back from Red Mountain and Rossland. Brilliant mountain with the steepest and toughest terrain and best off-piste we have ever experienced. The snow was great with 12cms of fresh on our second day and the place gets over 300 inches of white fluffy a year. The resort has 1700 acres of terrain but in effect it has much more as you can ski virtually anywhere, we rarely found the same route twice and so never got bored.

Most of the mountain is covered with trees and there is some great gladed terrain in paradise bowl and on the front face of granite in the powder fields. Paradise bowl also has most of the intermediate terrain and is pretty much ski anywhere, there is also some new intermediate terrain at the bottom of the mountain. Jumbo, beer belly and powder fields were all tough but superb black diamond off piste runs, the lack of piste markers means you have to stay on your toes and a couple of times we strayed into double black diamond terrain, not to be taken lightly in this resort. Most blues here would equate to reds or easy blacks in France or Austria, some of the double blacks are as hard as anything in St Anton, Chamonix, or Val D'Isere, expert only really does mean it!

The resort plans to open up Grey Mountain (more awesome terrain) next year which will make a big difference and increase to 4200 acres over the next 10 years or so. The big let down at the moment are the lifts which are slow, old and uncomfortable, although the new owner plans new fast lifts in the near future, he really needs to deliver on this as the lift pass (about £190 for 6 days) is no cheaper than resorts with fast chairs that dont break every week!! Luckily as the place is generaly quiet there are virtually no lift queues except on US holidays.

Both the Paradise lodge and the Base lodge are good places to get burgers, wraps and burritos, of typical north american proportions.

Rossland is charming and very friendly, with good restaurants such as idgies, the grind is great for a coffee and a huge sandwhich and Clancys is great for a big breakfast, esp the waffles. There are a couple of good places to drink such as the sports bar in the prestige hotel, the best however was Nowhere Special lounge, go when there is a local band on and the place rocks. However in general the place is laid back and not party central unless you can find a house party. You can also stay on mountain (5 km away) in some swanky new condo's but their is more going on in Rossland, we would rather drive 5 mins to skiing and stumble home from the pub rather than vice versa.

Getting to Red/Rossland is not as hard as people think as United flies to Spokane via Chicago (£440 + 60 to upgrade) then its a 3 hour drive from the airport. If they do start transatlantic flights into kelowna (Serving Revelstoke etc) that will benfit Red as it is only 3 1/2 hpurs away.

We also stopped at 49 Degrees North for a days skiing on our way back to Spokane. The skiing was much easier with the double blacks equating to a tough blue at Red, but worth a day to check it out and the snow was very good. Days lift pass only cost £25. If staying in Spokane make sure you stay at the Davenport Hotel.

In conclusion: the best unspoiled resort in North America, go before the crowds turn up!!!!

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