Ski Canada - Alberta

Fortress Mountain Snow Report for 2 Feb 2018

Ski Canada - Alberta

Fortress Mountain Snow Report for 2 Feb 2018

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Our Snow Report for Fortress Mountain brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Fortress Mountain snow report shown below was updated on 2 Feb 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 Fortress Mountain.

Fortress Mountain Snow Report Issued: 2 Feb 2018

Season opens: 1 January 2018 | Season closes: 24 May 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 31 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:36 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
155
145
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste
×
Closed
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsClosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 0 Lifts open. January continues to be the month of surprises! Another unexpected dump of 35cm+, its been the constant story this month. Days of 20cm, 25cm all not expected has made for a great month with an awesome snow pack as we move into February, and there is loads more to come!!

Fortress Mountain Snow Conditions:Powder day!

Reported Weather Conditions:Light Snow, Good news, snow is forecast, Temperature: -9°C

  
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)
Tue Wed Thu

(1525m — 2260m)

snow report yesterday

14 km away

Nakiska webcam
254
124
Packed Powder
5
7
1
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1892 m
0m 0m 0m

(1539m — 2042m)

snow report yesterday

46 km away

126
126

Excellent

Fresh
1 cm
2 days ago
5
5
1
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1790 m
0m 0m 0m

(1658m — 2729m)

snow report yesterday

48 km away

191
191

Excellent

Varied
4 cm
2 days ago
3
8
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2194 m
0m 0m 0m

(1181m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

84 km away

150
93

Excellent

Fresh
3 cm
yesterday
1
8
1
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1790 m
0m 0m 0m

(1219m — 1524m)

snow report yesterday

90 km away

41
41
Machine Groomed
3
6
1
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1372 m
0m 0m 0m

Notes on the Fortress Mountain Snow Report

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

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

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