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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 2015 13:06
 
Great conditions for this time of year
Snowfall:
Last snowed 15 Apr 2015
Fresh snow 17cm
Last 7 days 40cm
Next 9 days 18cm
Depths:
Upper piste depth 195cm
Lower piste depth 189cm
Snow conditions:
Upper pistes Excellent
Resort runs Good
Off piste snow Powder
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
 
Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Mon afternoon, min -5°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.
Friday 17 April 2015

Changeable weather today

Saturday 18 April 2015
Snow showers

0cm snow expected

-2°C max temp

Sunday 19 April 2015
Snow showers

0cm snow expected

0°C max temp

Monday 20 April 2015
Clear

0cm snow expected

3°C max temp

Snow overview for Canada
Thursday 16 April 2015

There is some great skiing still in Alberta this week, with Marmot Basin (143cm) reporting 17cm of new snow in the past four days and Lake Louise above Banff (186/195cm) has picked up a massive 64cm in the past week. There is some great late season powder to be found and both resorts are set to remain open until May. Changeable weather is forecast for the weekend, with some nice sunny skies in between some light snow showers.

Whistler (205cm) is still able to offer some good skiing, although lower down there is very little snow. The top bowls are in great shape and thanks to recent snowfall some good powder days have been had – finally! Some great spring sunshine is forecast for the coming days.

Over on the east coast, both Mont Sainte-Anne (50/70cm) and Tremblant (60/120cm) are open this weekend following a week of closure to preserve the snow. Expect spring conditions under what sadly is forecast to be a damp Saturday but a sunny Sunday.

All of our other featured resorts are now closed for the season.

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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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