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Mount Washington Snow Report for 6 Dec 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Mount Washington at  m altitude issued: 9 pm06 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski Canada - BC

Mount Washington Snow Report for 6 Dec 2016

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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 6 Dec 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 Washington.

Mount Washington Snow Report Issued: 6 Dec 2016

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

Season closed
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Most recent snowfallon
Fresh snow depth:0cm

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

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 10Lifts open.Resort is closed. Plan to Open 12/09.

  
*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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1084m — 1589m)

snow report today

0 km away

Mount Washington webcam
opens in 2 days
72
77
38
clear
cloudy
heavy snow
Mid station 1336 m
0m 0m 200m

(817m — 1430m)

snow report yesterday

155 km away

220
50

Excellent

Varied
10 cm
yesterday
9
19
13
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1124 m
0m 0m 300m

(881m — 1225m)

snow report yesterday

164 km away

135
120

Excellent

Powder
30 cm
2 days ago
11
23
16
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1053 m
0m 0m 250m

(675m — 2284m)

snow report yesterday

173 km away

160

Good
Packed
3 days ago
14
21
25
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1480 m
0m 0m 0m

(936m — 1265m)

snow report yesterday

175 km away

150
89
Powder 23 cm
yesterday
10
22
16
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1100 m
0m 0m 150m

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.