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Shames Mountain Snow Report for 23 Feb 2015

Our Snow Report for Shames Mountain brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Shames Mountain snow report shown below was updated on 23 Feb 2015. 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 Shames Mountain.

Shames Mountain Snow Report Issued: 23 Feb 2015

Most recent snowfall: on 18 Feb 2015
Fresh snow depth: 0 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
220
140
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste Slushy
Powder Off piste Spring
Resort runs Resort runs Open

Resort Ski Report: 1 out of 2 Lifts open. Spring skiing, wait for the runs to warm up. Great spring conditions in the backcountry, mix of 10cm of powder on north facing aspects, great corn on solar aspects. Ski anything!

Shames Mountain Snow Conditions: Good skiing on well groomed pistes

Reported Weather Conditions: Sun, Lovely spring weather, perfect ski day, Temperature: 2° 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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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)
Sun Mon Tue

(1146m — 1676m)

snow report today

120 km away

135
60
Packed 11 days ago
3
2
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 1411 m
600m 0m 250m

(351m — 518m)

snow report yesterday

182 km away

450
351
Variable Conditions
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 434 m
600m 400m 900m

(359m — 2599m)

snow report 2 days ago

265 km away

230
215

Good

Powder
3 days ago
11
18
clear
partially cloudy
clear
Mid station 1479 m
400m 150m 450m

(935m — 1575m)

snow report today

418 km away

221
185
Machine Groomed
4
4
7
light snow
partially cloudy
clear
Mid station 1255 m
250m 0m 0m

(366m — 792m)

snow report yesterday

549 km away

Eaglecrest Ski Area webcam
86
3
Machine Groomed
1
33
25
clear
partially cloudy
light snow
Mid station 579 m
400m 500m 800m

Notes on the Shames Mountain Snow Report

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

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

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