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Fox Peak Snow Report for 31 Aug 2015

  • Weather Forecast for Fox Peak at  m altitude issued: 11 am01 Sep 2015 (local time)  
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Fox Peak Snow Report for 31 Aug 2015

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Our Snow Report for Fox Peak brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Fox Peak snow report shown below was updated on 31 Aug 2015. 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 Fox Peak.

Fox Peak Snow Report Issued: 31 Aug 2015

Season opens: 4 July 2015 | Season closes: 27 September 2015

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 26 Aug 2015
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
70
20
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 6Lifts open.Mountain Accommodation at Fox Lodge available for organised groups. Contact Tim and Pam on 03 684 7358 for bookings. Last snow 10 cm on Wed 26 Aug Access: Please carry chains Drive with care.

Reported Weather Conditions:Rain,Fox Peak will open again this coming weekend for Club Champs, conditions permitting,Temperature: -3°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)
Tue Wed Thu

(1350m — 2133m)

snow report today

11 km away

Roundhill webcam
100
30
7 days ago
26
12
2
heavy snow
light snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 1742 m
950m 1700m 1400m

(1695m — 2110m)

snow report today

15 km away

125
110
fresh 7 days ago
15
7
1
moderate snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1902 m
1000m 1700m 1450m

(1403m — 2086m)

snow report today

71 km away

Mount Hutt webcam
150
120
7 days ago
39
17
heavy snow
cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1744 m
1150m 1800m 1450m

(1425m — 1825m)

snow report today

92 km away

Ohau webcam
322
140
7 days ago
29
15
4
moderate snow
light snow
partially cloudy
Mid station 1625 m
900m 1350m 1350m

(1310m — 1980m)

snow report today

94 km away

Porters webcam
140
100
7 days ago
34
11
1
heavy snow
partially cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1645 m
1200m 1650m 1400m

Notes on the Fox Peak Snow Report

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

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

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