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Grouse Mountain Snow Report for 26 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Grouse Mountain at  m altitude issued: 3 pm27 Feb 2017 (local time)  
Ski Canada - BC

Grouse Mountain Snow Report for 26 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Grouse Mountain brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Grouse Mountain snow report shown below was updated on 26 Feb 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 Grouse Mountain.

Grouse Mountain Snow Report Issued: 26 Feb 2017

Season opens: 26 November 2016 | Season closes: 23 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 26 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:2cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
320
250
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 5Lifts open.We are open for our 90th Winter Season! All of our runs are open!

Grouse Mountain Snow Conditions:Great snow conditions throughout area

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Light clouds dotting the sky,Temperature: -5°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow falling at Cypress Mountain.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing in Cypress Mountain.
  3. eyeball reporter We are open for our 90th Winter Season! All of our runs are open!
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: It is snowing steadily in Mount Seymour.
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow is falling at Cypress Mountain.
  
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)
Mon Tue Wed

(881m — 1225m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

320
250

Good

Varied
2 cm
yesterday
26
85
41
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 1053 m
250m 450m 700m

(817m — 1430m)

snow report yesterday

9 km away

325
254
Variable Conditions
20
82
38
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1124 m
250m 450m 700m

(936m — 1265m)

snow report today

11 km away

348
241
Packed Powder
28
81
37
snow showers
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 1100 m
250m 400m 650m

(675m — 2284m)

snow report today

83 km away

Whistler webcam
250
Hard
Varied
yesterday
23
76
88
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 1480 m
150m 350m 400m

(975m — 1372m)

snow report yesterday

84 km away

Hemlock Resort webcam
297
155
Packed Powder
28
64
60
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1174 m
50m 300m 500m

Notes on the Grouse Mountain Snow Report

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

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

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