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Alyeska Resort Snow Report for 18 Jan 2018

Ski USA - Alaska

Alyeska Resort Snow Report for 18 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Alyeska Resort brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Alyeska Resort snow report shown below was updated on 18 Jan 2018. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Alyeska Resort.

Alyeska Resort Snow Report Issued: 18 Jan 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 17 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:20 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
279
279
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:7 out of 7 Lifts open.

Alyeska Resort Snow Conditions:Loads of new snow. Fantastic skiing

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud, Cloudy today, rain/snow possible, Temperature: 1°C

  
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*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Fri Sat Sun

(359m — 2599m)

snow report today

1201 km away

2
6
4
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1479 m
200m 0m 0m

(1146m — 1676m)

snow report today

1459 km away

125
95

Excellent

Powder
14 cm
today
4
10
3
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1411 m
600m 200m 300m

(935m — 1575m)

snow report yesterday

1659 km away

180
84
Machine Groomed 15 cm
yesterday
9
16
15
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1255 m
600m 250m 350m

(1084m — 1589m)

snow report today

1939 km away

Mount Washington webcam
145
145

Good

Varied
8 cm
today
154
120
117
heavy snow
heavy snow
light snow
Mid station 1336 m
950m 950m 1050m

(835m — 2969m)

snow report today

1963 km away

160
160

Fresh

Fresh
15 cm
yesterday
23
20
7
partly cloudy
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1902 m
600m 700m 800m

Notes on the Alyeska Resort Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Alyeska Resort. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Alyeska Resort piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Alyeska Resort snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Alyeska Resort, the Alyeska Resort weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Alyeska Resort weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Alyeska Resort, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Alyeska Resort. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Alyeska Resort snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Alyeska Resort snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Alyeska Resort snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Alyeska Resort snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Alyeska Resort, study the Alyeska Resort piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Alyeska Resort snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Alyeska Resort on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Alyeska Resort (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Alyeska Resort Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Alyeska Resort snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.