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White Pass Village Snow Report for 12 Feb 2016

  • Weather Forecast for White Pass Village at  m altitude issued: 9 pm12 Feb 2016 (local time)  
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White Pass Village Snow Report for 12 Feb 2016

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Our Snow Report for White Pass Village brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest White Pass Village snow report shown below was updated on 12 Feb 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 White Pass Village.

White Pass Village Snow Report Issued: 12 Feb 2016

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Most recent snowfallon
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
229
173
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteWet Granular
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:6 out of 6Lifts open.Resort is open. 2 inches (5 cm) past 6 days.

  
*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)
Sat Sun Mon

(1372m — 1829m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

229
173
Wet Granular
17
13
2
light snow
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1600 m
1450m 2150m 2300m

(1192m — 2137m)

snow report yesterday

41 km away

Crystal Mountain webcam
226
160
Machine Groomed
90
30
7
moderate snow
moderate snow
light rain
Mid station 1664 m
1350m 1850m 2100m

(957m — 1652m)

snow report yesterday

88 km away

224
224
Machine Groomed
16
13
3
moderate snow
heavy rain
heavy rain
Mid station 1304 m
1450m 2000m 2050m

(957m — 1652m)

snow report yesterday

90 km away

325
244
Variable Conditions
17
14
3
moderate snow
heavy rain
heavy rain
Mid station 1304 m
1450m 2000m 2050m

(1411m — 2097m)

snow report yesterday

101 km away

155
127
Wet Granular
7
17
3
light snow
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 1754 m
1300m 2550m 2700m

Notes on the White Pass Village Snow Report

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

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

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