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Krasnaya Polyana Snow Report for 6 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Krasnaya Polyana at  m altitude issued: 8 am23 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Krasnaya Polyana Snow Report for 6 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Krasnaya Polyana brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Krasnaya Polyana snow report shown below was updated on 6 Jan 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 Krasnaya Polyana.

Krasnaya Polyana Snow Report Issued: 6 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 5 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
310
130
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff pisteHeavy
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:23 out of 26Lifts open.-

Krasnaya Polyana Snow Conditions:Very good piste conditions, best at top

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,Overcast skies, mild temperatures,Temperature: 3°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)
Mon Tue Wed

(960m — 2200m)

snow report today

5 km away

280
90
Packed yesterday
10
32
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1580 m
650m 1150m 850m

(1626m — 2225m)

snow report yesterday

347 km away

150
150
Packed 47 days ago
1
45
47
light snow
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1926 m
450m 700m 700m

(1998m — 3267m)

snow report yesterday

372 km away

150
150
Packed 52 days ago
18
34
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 2632 m
1000m 1000m 1050m

(1469m — 1609m)

snow report 2 days ago

1187 km away

50
40
Artificial 14 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1539 m
850m 600m 250m

(902m — 1372m)

snow report 2 days ago

1323 km away

60
40
Packed 11 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1137 m
1200m 450m 0m

Notes on the Krasnaya Polyana Snow Report

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

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

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