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Caviahue Snow Report for 28 Jul 2014

Our Snow Report for Caviahue brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Caviahue snow report shown below was updated on 28 Jul 2014. 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 Caviahue.

Caviahue Snow Report Issued: 28 Jul 2014

Season opens: 5 July 2014 | Season closes: 14 September 2014

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 1 Jul 2014
Fresh snow depth: - cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
150
100
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Packed
Powder Off piste -
Resort runs Resort runs Open

Resort Ski Report: 10 out of 11 Lifts open. 20 of 25 km of pistes open.

  

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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)
Mon Tue Wed

(1500m — 1800m)

snow report today

108 km away

100
60
Packed 27 days ago
31
25
36
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1650 m
1900m 1650m 1800m

(1480m — 2440m)

snow report today

188 km away

220
180

Good

Fresh
20 cm
yesterday
43
78
57
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1960 m
1750m 1600m 1600m

(1251m — 1981m)

snow report today

262 km away

Chapelco webcam
41
5

Good

Fresh
5 cm
today
10
12
16
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1616 m
1750m 1650m 1750m

(1236m — 1700m)

snow report today

327 km away

50
30
Packed 46 days ago
18
27
38
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1468 m
1600m 1550m 1400m

(1149m — 1749m)

snow report today

327 km away

85
35
Packed 27 days ago
9
16
18
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1449 m
1550m 1500m 1550m

Notes on the Caviahue Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Caviahue weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Caviahue, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Caviahue. 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, Caviahue snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Caviahue snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Caviahue 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 Caviahue 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 Caviahue, study the Caviahue piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Caviahue snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Caviahue 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 South 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 Caviahue (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Caviahue Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Caviahue 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.