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Knocknafallia (Knockmealdown Mts) Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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Knocknafallia (Knockmealdown Mts) Snow Report for 15 Dec 2017

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Our Snow Report for Knocknafallia (Knockmealdown Mts) brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Knocknafallia (Knockmealdown Mts) snow report shown below was updated on 15 Dec 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 Knocknafallia (Knockmealdown Mts).

Knocknafallia (Knockmealdown Mts) Snow Report Issued: 15 Dec 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 14 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:18cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteFair
PowderOff piste
×
No snow
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 0 Lifts open.Snow cover best from mid level to top should last until Sunday where a rise in temperature is expected.

Knocknafallia (Knockmealdown Mts) Snow Conditions:The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

Reported Weather Conditions:Fair, It's windy and cold, wrap up warm, Temperature: -25°C

  

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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)
Sun Mon Tue

(300m — 668m)

snow report 2 days ago

0 km away

30
Fair
×
No snow
18 cm
3 days ago
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 484 m
2750m 2800m 2950m

(130m — 770m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 km away

40
Fair
×
No snow
18 cm
3 days ago
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 450 m
2750m 2800m 2950m

(725m — 829m)

snow report 2 days ago

413 km away

Raise (Lake District Ski webcam
10
5

Good

Varied
2 cm
2 days ago
10
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 777 m
1400m 1800m 2800m

(305m — 1108m)

snow report 2 days ago

528 km away

Glencoe Mountain Resort webcam
70
40

Fresh
Best up high
10 cm
3 days ago
1
10
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 706 m
1250m 1750m 2600m

(91m — 1221m)

snow report 2 days ago

547 km away

15
10
×
Closed

Varied
10 cm
3 days ago
1
14
snow showers
clear
light rain
Mid station 656 m
1200m 1800m 2600m

Notes on the Knocknafallia (Knockmealdown Mts) Snow Report

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

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

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