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Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Report for 5 Feb 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Wolf Creek Ski Area at  m altitude issued: 4 pm05 Feb 2016 (local time)  
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Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Report for 5 Feb 2016

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Our Snow Report for Wolf Creek Ski Area brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Wolf Creek Ski Area snow report shown below was updated on 5 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 Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Report Issued: 5 Feb 2016

Season opens: 31 October 2015 | Season closes: 3 April 2016

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 3 Feb 2016
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
355
255
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:7 out of 8Lifts open.•We have "THE MOST SNOW IN COLORADO" with 321" so far this season! •The Horseshoe Bowl Snow Cat will be running today and is free with the purchase of a lift ticket! •The Nordic Trails were groomed & track set Thursday, February 4th! •TOMORROW, Saturday, February 6th we will have our last Camp Robbers Childrens Program, a Ladies Ski/Board Clinic, our 1st Family Day and Fat-ypus Skis Demo!!! •Sunday, February 7th we will have a Local Appreciation Day (NO ID required), our Super Bowl Fun Race and Rocky Mountain Underground Ski Demo! •Our Premium Demo Ski and Snowboard online rentals have launched! Log in and reserve yours now! •Check out wolfcreekski.com for the most up-to-date information on all of our events here at Wolf Creek!

Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Conditions:Excellent on and off piste conditions

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Light clouds dotting the sky,Temperature: -15°C

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  1. eyeball reporter •We have "THE MOST SNOW IN COLORADO" with 321" so far this season! •The Horseshoe Bowl Snow Cat will be running today and is free with the purchase of a lift ticket! •The Nordic Trails were groomed & track set Thursday, February 4th! •TOMORROW, Saturday, February 6th we will have our last Camp Robbers Childrens Program, a Ladies Ski/Board Clinic, our 1st Family Day and Fat-ypus Skis Demo!!! •Sunday, February 7th we will have a Local Appreciation Day (NO ID required), our Super Bowl Fun Race and Rocky Mountain Underground Ski Demo! •Our Premium Demo Ski and Snowboard online re...
  
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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

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(3140m — 3628m)

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0 km away

355
255

Excellent

Fresh
2 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 3384 m
1900m 2400m 2800m

(2679m — 3297m)

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68 km away

168
157
Packed Powder
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2988 m
1550m 2350m 2550m

(2679m — 3297m)

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81 km away

165
165

Excellent

Fresh
30 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2988 m
2100m 2350m 2700m

(3170m — 4054m)

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82 km away

356
216
Powder 5 cm
today
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 3612 m
2300m 2300m 2600m

(2659m — 3831m)

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102 km away

180
180

Excellent

Fresh
2 cm
today
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 3245 m
2250m 2200m 2550m

Notes on the Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Wolf Creek Ski Area weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Wolf Creek Ski Area, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Wolf Creek Ski 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, Wolf Creek Ski Area snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Wolf Creek Ski Area snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Wolf Creek Ski 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 Wolf Creek Ski 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 Wolf Creek Ski Area, study the Wolf Creek Ski 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 Wolf Creek Ski Area snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Wolf Creek Ski 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 Wolf Creek Ski Area (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Wolf Creek Ski 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.

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