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Snow report glossary
- 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.
27 Jan 2015 12:54
|Good skiing/boarding throughout the area|
|Last snowed||24 Jan 2015|
|Last 7 days||1cm|
|Next 9 days||11cm|
|Upper piste depth||132cm|
|Lower piste depth||132cm|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Lifts open||7 out of 7|
Weather forecast glossary
- 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.
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|
0cm snow expected
1°C max temp
|Wednesday 28 January 2015|
0cm snow expected
-1°C max temp
|Thursday 29 January 2015|
0cm snow expected
-2°C max temp
Snow overview for Canada
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.
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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