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Roundhill Snow Report for 11 Sep 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Roundhill at  m altitude issued: 12 pm26 Sep 2016 (local time)  
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Roundhill Snow Report for 11 Sep 2016

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Our Snow Report for Roundhill brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Roundhill snow report shown below was updated on 11 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 Roundhill.

Roundhill Snow Report Issued: 11 Sep 2016

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Most recent snowfallon 9 Sep 2016
Fresh snow depth:10cm

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 12Lifts open. Last snow 10 cm on Fri 9 Sep Access: Please carry chains.

Reported Weather Conditions:Sunny, Another brilliant day ahead of us today . Its our last day of this season so make the most of the clear and calm conditions that we have. Little or no wind this morning 6 degrees and not a cloud to be seen. Our main trails have been groomed with excellent spring conditions and no chains required so come on up and enjoy a perfect Mackenzie day,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.

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

(1170m — 1851m)

snow report 2 days ago

11 km away

Fox Peak webcam
good 18 days ago
7
light snow
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1510 m
1800m 2050m 2100m

(1425m — 1825m)

snow report today

83 km away

156
100
fresh 4 cm
yesterday
3
1
light snow
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 1625 m
1750m 2050m 2150m

(1400m — 1820m)

snow report today

114 km away

Broken River webcam
140
25
fresh 20 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 1610 m
1850m 2150m 2150m

(1540m — 1760m)

snow report yesterday

282 km away

Rainbow webcam
17 days ago
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1650 m
2000m 2150m 2250m

(1700m — 2034m)

snow report yesterday

2056 km away


Good

Varied
10 days ago
Clouds expected later // 25 Sep
1
31
snow showers
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1867 m
1700m 1750m 2300m

Notes on the Roundhill Snow Report

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

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

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