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Kicking Horse Snow Report for 24 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Kicking Horse at  m altitude issued: 10 am24 Feb 2017 (local time)  
Ski Canada - BC

Kicking Horse Snow Report for 24 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Kicking Horse brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Kicking Horse snow report shown below was updated on 24 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 Kicking Horse.

Kicking Horse Snow Report Issued: 24 Feb 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 22 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:2cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
186
186
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff pisteTracked
Resort runsResort runsGood

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 6Lifts open.

Kicking Horse Snow Conditions:Great conditions - wax up your skis!

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,Overcast skies,Temperature: -11°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: It is snowing steadily at Amiskwi Lodge.
  2. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow falling in Amiskwi Lodge.
  3. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing at a moderate rate at Amiskwi Lodge.
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow is falling in Amiskwi Lodge.
  5. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing at Amiskwi Lodge.
  
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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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1189m — 2448m)

snow report today

0 km away

Kicking Horse webcam
186
186
Packed
Tracked
2 cm
2 days ago
Overcast skies // 24 Feb
8
19
55
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1818 m
150m 100m 50m

(1646m — 2636m)

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69 km away

Lake Louise webcam
178
121

Excellent
Tracked
10 cm
3 days ago
11
18
67
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2141 m
150m 50m 0m

(512m — 2225m)

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87 km away

232
232

Fresh

Powder
4 cm
today
Overcast skies // 24 Feb
7
18
46
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1368 m
150m 0m 100m

(1658m — 2729m)

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94 km away

185
185

Excellent
Tracked
3 cm
yesterday
Overcast skies // 24 Feb
17
19
68
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2194 m
150m 150m 0m

(1594m — 2090m)

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104 km away

75
55

Excellent
Tracked
4 cm
2 days ago
16
13
49
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1842 m
100m 150m 0m

Notes on the Kicking Horse Snow Report

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

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

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