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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
24 Apr 2014 13:30
 
A dusting of snow has improved the pistes
Snowfall:
Last snowed 22 Apr 2014
Fresh snow 4cm
Last 7 days 9cm
Next 9 days 35cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 224cm
Lower piste depth 140cm
Snow conditions:
Piste quality Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Fresh
Lifts:
Lifts open 21 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 moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -1°C on Thu afternoon, min -6°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.
Thursday 24 April 2014

Cloudy and snowy again today

Friday 25 April 2014
Light snow

8cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Saturday 26 April 2014
Light snow

8cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Sunday 27 April 2014
Snow showers

1cm snow expected

-1°C max temp

Snow overview for Canada
Thursday 24 April 2014

A dusting of snow has fallen this week at the three open Canadian areas we feature in the west; Marmot Basin (136cm), Lake Louise/Sunshine Village (140/224cm) and Whistler (195cm). Whistler may only offer skiing on Blackcomb Mountain at the moment but they have extended the season to 26th May. Further snowfall is forecast over the weekend and the first few days of next week.
 
This is the last weekend of skiing at Mont Saint-Anne in Quebec, which will close for the season on 27th April.

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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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