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Snowbasin Snow Report for 14 Dec 2017

Ski USA - Utah

Snowbasin Snow Report for 14 Dec 2017

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Our Snow Report for Snowbasin brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Snowbasin snow report shown below was updated on 14 Dec 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 Snowbasin.

Snowbasin Snow Report Issued: 14 Dec 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 3 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:30cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
43
43
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsGood

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 11 Lifts open.

Snowbasin Snow Conditions:Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud, A cloudy start, chance of sun later, Temperature: -8°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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1935m — 2838m)

snow report today

0 km away

43
43

Good

Varied
30 cm
11 days ago
5
12
3
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2386 m
2400m 1700m 1000m

(2316m — 2712m)

snow report today

20 km away

Powder 53 cm
today
6
14
4
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2514 m
2350m 1600m 950m

(2434m — 3058m)

snow report today

69 km away

58
58

Good
Best up high
2 cm
10 days ago
8
16
3
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2746 m
2700m 1950m 1050m

(2102m — 3047m)

snow report today

70 km away

51
46

Good

Varied
15 cm
10 days ago
7
18
3
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2574 m
2750m 1950m 1050m

(2002m — 2917m)

snow report today

71 km away

51
51

Good
Limited
13 cm
10 days ago
7
18
4
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2460 m
2750m 1950m 1100m

Notes on the Snowbasin Snow Report

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

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

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