Ski Australia - New South Wales

Selwyn Snowfields Snow Report for 18 Sep 2017

Ski Australia - New South Wales

Selwyn Snowfields Snow Report for 18 Sep 2017

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Our Snow Report for Selwyn Snowfields brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Selwyn Snowfields snow report shown below was updated on 18 Sep 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 Selwyn Snowfields.

Selwyn Snowfields Snow Report Issued: 18 Sep 2017

Season opens: 4 June 2017 | Season closes: 24 September 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 14 Sep 2017
Fresh snow depth:2cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
25
25
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsSpring snow

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 10Lifts open.

Selwyn Snowfields Snow Conditions:Pistes soften up fast in the strong sun

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Glorious sunny weather, suntan lotion a must ,Temperature: 0°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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1400m — 1520m)

snow report 2 days ago

0 km away

25
25

Good

Varied
2 cm
6 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1460 m
2950m 3250m 3200m

(1700m — 2034m)

snow report 2 days ago

55 km away

Perisher webcam
240
25
Packed
Varied
4 cm
3 days ago
2
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1867 m
2900m 3250m 3150m

(1760m — 1954m)

snow report yesterday

60 km away

Charlotte Pass webcam
240
80
Packed yesterday
2
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1857 m
2900m 3200m 3150m

(1365m — 2037m)

snow report 2 days ago

68 km away

Thredbo webcam
240
70
Fair
Varied
1 cm
yesterday
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1701 m
2900m 3250m 3150m

(1600m — 1780m)

snow report 2 days ago

150 km away

Falls Creek webcam
194
178
Spring snow
Varied
1 cm
3 days ago
5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1690 m
2950m 3150m 3100m

Notes on the Selwyn Snowfields Snow Report

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

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

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