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USASquaw Valley 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
28 Jan 2015 12:57
 
Hard base, light dusting of fresh snow
Snowfall:
Last snowed 28 Jan 2015
Fresh snow 2cm
Last 7 days 2cm
Next 9 days 0cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 86cm
Lower piste depth 86cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Fresh
Resort runs Fresh
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 19 out of 29
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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 Wed morning, min 0°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the ENE by Fri night).
Wednesday 28 January 2015

A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers

Thursday 29 January 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Friday 30 January 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Saturday 31 January 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

6°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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Andy Dowthwaite
Posted: 10/03/14
Great Base
Overall rating: 4 stars
Andy Dowthwaite
Visited: March 2014

Think the overview is a little out of date now. There is a large and typical US "Village" at the bottom of the slopes. Lots of accommodation, bars, shops and restaurants all in a pedestrianised setting surrounded by the mountains. Lots of skiing. Run back to the village a little soft in the afternoon, but stay high there is plenty of choice. Very different from a European ski holiday. Après ski If you want it in the Village, but not as extensive or noisy as most Alpine Resorts. Evening revolves more around restaurants, and a car is a necessity. Lake Tahoe is beautiful and the views of the lake reflecting the mountains are worth the visit alone.

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
3 stars
Value for money:
3 stars
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