Ski USA - Minnesota

Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area Snow Report for 20 Jan 2018

Ski USA - Minnesota

Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area Snow Report for 20 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area snow report shown below was updated on 20 Jan 2018. 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 Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area.

Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2018

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Most recent snowfallon
Fresh snow depth:0 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
178
66
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pisteMachine Groomed
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:6 out of 7 Lifts open. Resort is open. 4 inches (10 cm) past 5 days. Resort is open. Resort is open. Resort is open.

  
*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)
Sun Mon Tue

(248m — 339m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

178
66
Machine Groomed
8
2
light snow
moderate snow
clear
Mid station 294 m
800m 100m 0m

(286m — 366m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

183
46
Machine Groomed
18
2
cloudy
heavy snow
clear
Mid station 326 m
950m 150m 0m

(269m — 284m)

snow report 2 days ago

69 km away

8
1
cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 276 m
800m 50m 0m

(0m — 107m)

snow report yesterday

89 km away

152
61
Machine Groomed
27
1
partly cloudy
heavy snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 54 m
1100m 300m 0m

(274m — 328m)

snow report yesterday

91 km away

20
2
partly cloudy
heavy snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 301 m
950m 200m 0m

Notes on the Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area Snow Report

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

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

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