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Kicking Horse Snow Report for 5 Feb 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Kicking Horse at  m altitude issued: 10 pm07 Feb 2016 (local time)  
Ski Canada - BC

Kicking Horse Snow Report for 5 Feb 2016

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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 5 Feb 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 Kicking Horse.

Kicking Horse Snow Report Issued: 5 Feb 2016

Season opens: 28 November 2015 | Season closes: 10 April 2016

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Most recent snowfallon 5 Feb 2016
Fresh snow depth:5cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
161
161
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Fresh
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsFresh

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 6Lifts open.

Kicking Horse Snow Conditions:Good skiing/boarding throughout the area

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,Cloudy today, snow possible,Temperature: -2°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. Logo croppedVagabond Lodge After over 30 cms of snow the day before, the sun came out for a fabulous day at Kicking Horse
  
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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)
Mon Tue Wed

(1646m — 2636m)

snow report yesterday

69 km away

130
102
Variable Conditions
4
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 2141 m
1650m 3200m 2100m

(1658m — 2729m)

snow report today

94 km away

145
119
Powder
1
5
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 2194 m
1700m 2350m 1850m

(1594m — 2090m)

snow report today

104 km away

79
51
Packed Powder
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 1842 m
1650m 2400m 2300m

(1525m — 2260m)

snow report yesterday

138 km away

Nakiska webcam
84
71
Machine Groomed
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 1892 m
2100m 2550m 2400m

(1698m — 2612m)

snow report yesterday

189 km away

Marmot Basin webcam
95
95

Excellent

Powder
1 cm
yesterday
6
3
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 2155 m
1500m 2350m 1600m

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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