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Mount Cheeseman Snow Report for 16 Sep 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Cheeseman at  m altitude issued: 6 pm28 Sep 2016 (local time)  
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Mount Cheeseman Snow Report for 16 Sep 2016

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Our Snow Report for Mount Cheeseman brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Cheeseman snow report shown below was updated on 16 Sep 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 Mount Cheeseman.

Mount Cheeseman Snow Report Issued: 16 Sep 2016

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Most recent snowfallon 8 Sep 2016
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
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Snow Depth, cm
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste-
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 8Lifts open.We've got plenty of work lined up for summer and we'll keep you posted via Facebook. Don't forget the Lodges are available for hire over the summer months which offers a completely different perspective to the winter time. Last snow 5 cm on Thu 8 Sep Access: Road access is closed from Middle Hut

Reported Weather Conditions:Rain and Snow,Heavy rain near the Main Divide in the morning and afternoon. Rain clearing in the east thick high cloud remaining. Snow lowering to 1600m for a time.,Temperature: 6°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.

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Resort Webcam Top
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next 9 days
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
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(1400m — 1820m)

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4 km away

Broken River webcam
20 cm
3 days ago
moderate rain
rain showers
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2200m 2400m 2300m

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snow report 2 days ago

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Mount Olympus webcam
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
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2200m 2400m 2300m

(1403m — 2086m)

snow report 2 days ago

40 km away

Mount Hutt webcam
Packed powder
12 cm
2 days ago
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1744 m
2250m 2450m 2350m

(1695m — 2110m)

snow report 2 days ago

117 km away

Mount Dobson webcam
opens in 262 days
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1902 m
2250m 2400m 2300m

(1425m — 1825m)

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Ohau webcam
fresh 3 cm
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1625 m
2250m 2300m 2300m

Notes on the Mount Cheeseman Snow Report

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

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

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