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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
30 Mar 2015 13:38
 
Very good piste conditions, best at top
Snowfall:
Last snowed 29 Mar 2015
Fresh snow 2cm
Last 7 days 4cm
Next 9 days 31cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 160cm
Lower piste depth 160cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Spring snow
Off piste snow Tracked
Lifts:
Lifts open 28 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.
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Snow & weather forecast
 
A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Wed night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Mon afternoon, min -9°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Tue night, light winds from the W by Wed night).
Monday 30 March 2015

Cloudy today, snow possible

Tuesday 31 March 2015
Snow showers

6cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Wednesday 01 April 2015
Light snow

15cm snow expected

-6°C max temp

Thursday 02 April 2015
Light snow

3cm snow expected

-6°C max temp

Snow overview for Canada
Monday 30 March 2015

We are currently seeing differing conditions in Canada, with the west and British Columbia reporting typical spring like conditions with heavier slopes higher up and slushy conditions down towards the resorts. Both regions saw light snowfalls over the weekend but the east still remains colder and cloudier.

In the east, Tremblant (110/190cm) reported frequent flurries of snow over the weekend, with around 2cm falling each day. Great skiing is there to be enjoyed at the moment; on Monday 30th March eight lifts were running as some were closed due to high winds. Fresh pistes are on offer though with varying conditions off the slopes.

In the west Banff/Lake Louise/Sunshine Village (160/160cm) returned to spring conditions after a small amount of snow fell over the weekend. Reports indicated that around 5cm fell but a rise in climate has made the slopes a little heavy and slushy. The visibility was reasonable as the sun was breaking through the weekends cloud cover.

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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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