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Castle Mountain Resort Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Castle Mountain Resort at  m altitude issued: 4 am21 Jan 2017 (local time)  
Ski Canada - Alberta

Castle Mountain Resort Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Castle Mountain Resort brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Castle Mountain Resort snow report shown below was updated on 20 Jan 2017. 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 Castle Mountain Resort.

Castle Mountain Resort Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2017

Season opens: 10 December 2016 | Season closes: 2 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 19 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
105
40
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsExcellent

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 7Lifts open.We had some flurries over night but no real accumulation. Temps should peak today just below the freezing point as winds diminish throughout the day. It's still winter up high, and warmer down low.

Castle Mountain Resort Snow Conditions:Very good piste conditions, best at top

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,Clear blue skies, most lifts are open,Temperature: -1°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter We're looking at another day with highs just below the freezing point. Winds should remain light for the day. We could see some flurries later in the day and into tonight. Please get your snow dances going! For those of you with a phobia of crowds, this will be a fairly quiet weekend with no large events happening. So come on up and enjoy uncrowded slopes and no lift lines. Forte Sound Society (DJ) will be rocking the T-Bar Sunday Night. Musical Bingo has moved to Monday this week. Maritime Night Tickets are on sale and tables are selling out. Get yours at Guest Services.
  
Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort snow report icon Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort
*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)
Sat Sun Mon

(1410m — 2273m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

105
40

Excellent

Powder
2 days ago
11
1
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1842 m
1050m 700m 400m

(1195m — 1925m)

snow report yesterday

51 km away

Fernie webcam
175
85

Excellent
Crust
1 cm
yesterday
3
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1560 m
900m 650m 500m

(1361m — 2078m)

snow report yesterday

100 km away

185
66
Packed Powder
3
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1720 m
850m 800m 350m

(1280m — 1982m)

snow report yesterday

121 km away

Kimberley webcam
120
120

Good

Varied
yesterday
6
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1631 m
850m 800m 650m

(1596m — 2035m)

snow report today

145 km away

178
97
Packed Powder 3 cm
today
13
8
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1816 m
850m 700m 500m

Notes on the Castle Mountain Resort Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Castle Mountain Resort weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Castle Mountain Resort, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Castle Mountain 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, Castle Mountain Resort snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Castle Mountain Resort snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Castle Mountain 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 Castle Mountain 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 Castle Mountain Resort, study the Castle Mountain 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 Castle Mountain Resort snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Castle Mountain 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 Castle Mountain Resort (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Castle Mountain Resort Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Castle Mountain 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.

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