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Weather Forecast for Granite Peak Ski Area at 486 m altitude

issued: 12pm 23 Apr 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Granite Peak Ski Area Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow, mostly falling on Thu morning will be washed away by heavy rain (total 23.0mm) on Thu night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 10°C on Wed afternoon, min -2°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SE on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SE by Thu morning).

Days 4-6 Granite Peak Ski Area Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 10.0mm) heaviest on Sun afternoon, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Mon morning, min -2°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Sat morning, near gales from the ESE by Mon morning).
Wednesday 23 Thursday 24 Friday 25 Saturday 26 Sunday 27 Monday 28
AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night
partially cloudy
light snow
moderate snow
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
light rain
light snow
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
Wind (km/h)
5 SE5
15 SSE15
20 SE20
35 SE35
35 SSE35
20 NW20
35 WNW35
30 NW30
20 N20
15 NNE15
10 ENE10
15 E15
30 ESE30
30 ESE30
35 ESE35
50 ESE50
45 ESE45
35 E35
Summary some clouds cloudy light snow mod. snow mod. rain mod. rain light rain light rain clear clear clear some clouds light rain light snow rain shwrs some clouds light rain light rain
Snow map
T appal snow sum23.cc23
T appal snow sum24.cc23
T appal snow sum25.cc23
T appal snow sum26.cc23
T appal snow sum27.cc23
T appal snow sum28.cc23
Snow cm - - 4 6 - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - -
Rain mm - - 2 3 6 9 2 1 - - - - 1 3 1 - 4 1
Max °C 8 10 5 2 4 4 4 4 -1 4 5 1 3 3 2 7 5 2
Min °C 5 8 1 2 3 3 4 2 -2 0 4 -2 2 2 2 6 3 -2
WChill °C 4 5 -5 -4 -3 -2 -2 -3 -8 -4 1 -7 -4 -4 -4 0 -3 -9
Rel. hum. % 35 34 76 97 99 93 89 89 88 54 50 70 60 75 77 50 56 64
Freezing level (m) 1400 1750 1550 1150 2600 1700 1700 1000 0 550 1050 0 3050 3100 3250 3300 3150 3050
Granite Peak Ski Area freezing level scale
snowy slope Granite Peak Ski Area freezing level
Sunrise 6:00 - - 5:58 - - 5:56 - - 5:54 - - 5:52 - - 5:52 - -
Sunset - 19:53 - - 19:54 - - 19:55 - - 19:57 - - 19:59 - - 20:00 -

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Granite Peak Ski Area at the specific elevation of 486 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Granite Peak Ski Area. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of United States. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Granite Peak Ski Area

Mark Switek from United States writes:

Up until this year I was a huge proponent of what was happening at Granite Peak. Right now the best thing that could happen from my opinion is for them to go bankrupt, a new management group that knows something about ski area take over and then it will be a ski area. If you look at the surface, it seems like a nice midwestern ski area. If you look closer, you will see it is terribly mis-managed with a law suit waiting to happen. One trip to a real ski area will tell you these people are real amateurs.

Examples: Last year the on the hill crew came and cut small trees along the edge of the runs. This year we have punge sticks waiting to impale an unsuspecting snowboarder or skier as the snow depth is not as deep as last year. An easy correction would be to cut them at ground level in the non snow months.

Yesterday I saw 14 ski patrol persons getting on the same lift all at once. I said to my ski partner ' I sure hope this chair doesn't break as the evac crew is on the chair and none of them are prepared to self evac.' The chair has a history of failure. Today we sat on the stopped chair for an hour, yes 60 minutes before the decision to lock out was made. We were within ear shot of the motor house and could hear the happenings, 40 minutes to try to fix the brake solenoid, 20 minutes to try to start the auxillary motor. Standard call is ten minutes to get it up and going and then patrol takes over, locks down the chair and begins the evac. Yes there can be mechanical problems, but someone needs to make a decision and it won't happen here. Do you think starting the auxillary motor every day would be out of order? The ski area that I used to work at had a practice of running all auxillaries every day.

My last rant is on the lift ops. Short of a few, they have not received the proper training to know what their job is. The carpet is quite often dry so you can't slide into the lift box, the entry areas into the lift boxes are anything but flat. It takes a seasoned skier to get in the lift area without creating a problem. And they can't figure out why they have to shut the chair off so frequently. Any real ski area knows to make the loading area as smooth as your living room floor and it will aleviate problems. Not here yet.
I partly feel for them because they are so close to being a nice area, as the owner has spent a fortune making it nice and it is a nice place to ski if you don't see how poorly managed the place is. An on the hill manager that knows something about ski areas could turn this nightmare into a real cool place to ski and ride.

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