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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
19 Dec 2014 13:13
 
Great snow conditions throughout area
Snowfall:
Last snowed 11 Dec 2014
Fresh snow 2cm
Last 7 days 0cm
Next 9 days 32cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 86cm
Lower piste depth 79cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Good
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Varied
Lifts:
Lifts open 27 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 light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Sun morning, min -10°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 19 December 2014

A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers

Sunday 21 December 2014
Light snow

3cm snow expected

-5°C max temp

Monday 22 December 2014
Light snow

3cm snow expected

-8°C max temp

Tuesday 23 December 2014
Snow showers

7cm snow expected

-7°C max temp

Snow overview for Canada
Thursday 18 December 2014

Light snow was falling across Canada on Thursday 18th December.

The most was falling on the east coast, with Tremblant (65/95cm) and Mont Sainte-Anne (15/122cm) seeing up to 10cm by the end of Wednesday night. Piste conditions will undoubtedly be improved by the new snowfall.

Light snow was also dropping on Whistler (90cm) and Silver Star (57/84cm), freshening up the pistes ahead of the weekend. Good news is in the forecast as more snow is expected, with Whistler potentially seeing 50cm by next week.

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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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