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Mount Washington Snow Report for 19 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Washington at  m altitude issued: 3 pm19 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Mount Washington Snow Report for 19 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Mount Washington brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Washington snow report shown below was updated on 19 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 Mount Washington.

Mount Washington Snow Report Issued: 19 Jan 2017

Season opens: 9 December 2016 | Season closes: 9 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 18 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:1cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
145
135
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff pistePacked
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:10 out of 10Lifts open.soft packed / machine groomed

Mount Washington Snow Conditions:Spring conditions on piste

Reported Weather Conditions:Light Snow,Snow has started to fall,Temperature: -1°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Spring conditions on piste. Snow has started to fall.
  
Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort snow report icon Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort
*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)
Thu Fri Sat

(1084m — 1589m)

snow report today

0 km away

Mount Washington webcam
145
135
Packed
Packed
1 cm
yesterday
52
12
moderate snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1336 m
1150m 1000m 900m

(817m — 1430m)

snow report yesterday

155 km away

310
290

Good

Varied
2 days ago
8
3
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1124 m
1150m 1300m 1100m

(881m — 1225m)

snow report today

164 km away

300
230

Good

Varied
6 cm
on 19 Jan
12
3
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1053 m
1150m 1300m 1100m

(675m — 2284m)

snow report today

173 km away

240
Slushy
Varied
36 cm
today
21
2
1
moderate snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1480 m
1100m 800m 750m

(835m — 2969m)

snow report today

225 km away

200
200

Excellent

Powder
15 cm
4 days ago
Overcast skies // 19 Jan
2
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1902 m
1050m 750m 750m

Notes on the Mount Washington Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Mount Washington weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Mount Washington, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Mount Washington. 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 Washington snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Mount Washington snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Mount Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington, study the Mount Washington 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 Washington snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Mount Washington 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 Mount Washington (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Mount Washington Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Mount Washington 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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