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Lutsen Mountains Snow Report for 24 Apr 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Lutsen Mountains at  m altitude issued: 12 am01 May 2016 (local time)  
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Lutsen Mountains Snow Report for 24 Apr 2016

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

Lutsen Mountains Snow Report Issued: 24 Apr 2016

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Most recent snowfallon
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
76
30
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteSpring Conditions
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runs-

Resort Ski Report:1 out of 8Lifts open.Reopen 04/30.

  
*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

(230m — 875m)

snow report 2 days ago

1233 km away

light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 552 m
1450m 1400m 1650m

(314m — 1109m)

snow report 2 days ago

1409 km away

moderate rain
heavy rain
clear
Mid station 712 m
1750m 1850m 1900m

(453m — 1260m)

snow report 2 days ago

1429 km away

81
33
×
Closed
Spring snow
3 cm
18 days ago
moderate rain
heavy rain
clear
Mid station 856 m
1750m 2000m 2050m

(390m — 1109m)

snow report 2 days ago

1433 km away

moderate rain
heavy rain
clear
Mid station 750 m
1750m 1900m 1950m

(553m — 1209m)

snow report today

1435 km away

64
13
Spring Conditions
moderate rain
heavy rain
clear
Mid station 881 m
1700m 1800m 1700m

Notes on the Lutsen Mountains Snow Report

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

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

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