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CanadaBanff/Lake Louise/Sunshine 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
17 Apr 2014 13:30
 
Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls
Snowfall:
Last snowed 15 Apr 2014
Fresh snow 15cm
Last 7 days 15cm
Next 9 days 31cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 210cm
Lower piste depth 140cm
Snow conditions:
Piste quality Fresh
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Fresh
Lifts:
Lifts open 26 out of 28
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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.
Help with snow & weather
Snow & weather forecast
 
A dusting of new snow. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Mon afternoon, min -4°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 17 April 2014

Cloudy and snowy today

Sunday 20 April 2014
Light snow

2cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Monday 21 April 2014
Some clouds

0cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Tuesday 22 April 2014
Light snow

2cm snow expected

2°C max temp

Snow overview for Canada
Thursday 17 April 2014

Many of our featured resorts are now closed the season, but the skiing available at the remaining open resorts is very good and fresh snow has fallen at Banff (140/210cm), Kicking Horse (205cm) and Whistler (239cm). Blue Mountain (70cm) also received a light dusting but the conditions there are mostly spring like at the moment.

Whistler is in great shape following the recent fresh snow. With more expected over the weekend and next week the conditions should continue to improve.

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Simon White
Posted: 31/10/12
Pack the iPod
Overall rating: 4 stars
Simon White
Visited: February 2007

Let's be upfront - compared to the ski-in/ski-out of other resorts Banff encourages you to add a book or an iPod to your list of skiing essentials for the requred bus rides too and from the slope. But don't get disheartened - it's worth it!

There are three ski areas (well, two and an afterthought), and two real choices of places to stay (well, one and an afterthought). Having stayed in both Banff and Lake Louise the former gives you much more choice - both of ski hill and also restaurants and bars.

The skiing is great. Generally quiet pistes, good off-piste to explore - though typically North American limited choice of on mountain dining. Sunshine is the larger ski area - with more choice of challenging terrain and an epic bump slope. Lake Louise is quieter and greener, and feels cosier as a location. Norquay is good for a short day but is pretty limited otherwise.

There's something for everyone here, but more hardcore, free-spirited skiers might prefer the gladed runs and more challenging bowls elsewhere on the continent.

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