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Hurricane Ridge Snow Report for 4 Dec 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Hurricane Ridge at  m altitude issued: 9 pm05 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - Washington

Hurricane Ridge Snow Report for 4 Dec 2016

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Our Snow Report for Hurricane Ridge brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Hurricane Ridge snow report shown below was updated on 4 Dec 2016. 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 Hurricane Ridge.

Hurricane Ridge Snow Report Issued: 4 Dec 2016

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Most recent snowfallon
Fresh snow depth:0cm

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

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 3Lifts open.Operating.

  
*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

(1585m — 1829m)

snow report 2 days ago

0 km away

23
87
52
clear
partly cloudy
moderate snow
Mid station 1707 m
150m 0m 600m

(1067m — 1551m)

snow report today

153 km away

277
208
Packed Powder
41
133
68
clear
partly cloudy
heavy snow
Mid station 1309 m
0m 0m 100m

(936m — 1265m)

snow report yesterday

153 km away

150
89
Packed Powder
9
82
8
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1100 m
0m 0m 0m

(817m — 1430m)

snow report yesterday

156 km away

200
50

Good

Varied
10 cm
yesterday
7
58
10
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1124 m
150m 0m 250m

(881m — 1225m)

snow report 2 days ago

156 km away

120
90

Excellent
×
Not Enough Snow
1 cm
2 days ago
9
71
10
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1053 m
100m 0m 100m

Notes on the Hurricane Ridge Snow Report

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

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

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