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Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Report for 17 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Wolf Creek Ski Area at  m altitude issued: 10 pm17 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Report for 17 Jan 2017

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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 17 Jan 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 Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Wolf Creek Ski Area Snow Report Issued: 17 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 17 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:6cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
280
270
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsExcellent

Resort Ski Report:7 out of 8Lifts open.• 100% of the mountain is OPEN with all lifts operating from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; 7 days a week! • Tomorrow, Wednesday January 18th is United Way Day! Wolf Creek Ski Area hosts a United Way Day and a portion of the proceeds will go to the benefit of the United Way Foundation! Lift tickets will be $55 for adults for this special event! • The Horseshoe Bowl SnowCat Shuttle will run dependent on visibility and as conditions allow. The shuttle is FREE with the purchase of a lift ticket! • Check out all the great new skis and snowboards at Noel online and in Noel Sports at the bottom of the staircase under Pathfinder Bar! • The Nordic Track was groomed yesterday, Monday January 16th! • Check out WolfCreekSki.com for details about our upcoming events!

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

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,Cloudy skies, light snow expected,Temperature: -7°C

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  1. eyeball reporter • 100% of the mountain is OPEN with all lifts operating from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; 7 days a week! • Tomorrow, Wednesday January 18th is United Way Day! Wolf Creek Ski Area hosts a United Way Day and a portion of the proceeds will go to the benefit of the United Way Foundation! Lift tickets will be $55 for adults for this special event! • The Horseshoe Bowl SnowCat Shuttle will run dependent on visibility and as conditions allow. The shuttle is FREE with the purchase of a lift ticket! • Check out all the great new skis and snowboards at Noel online and in Noel Sports at the bottom of the st...
  
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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)
Wed Thu Fri

(3140m — 3628m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

280
270

Excellent

Powder
6 cm
yesterday
13
33
5
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 3384 m
2000m 1950m 1600m

(2679m — 3297m)

snow report yesterday

68 km away

175
165
Packed Powder 5 cm
yesterday
10
40
2
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2988 m
1950m 1950m 1650m

(2679m — 3297m)

snow report yesterday

81 km away

170
170
Packed powder
Tracked
5 cm
yesterday
28
61
10
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2988 m
1950m 2150m 1650m

(3170m — 4054m)

snow report 2 days ago

82 km away

356
178
Powder
24
61
10
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 3612 m
2150m 2300m 1550m

(2493m — 2706m)

snow report yesterday

93 km away

86
86
Powder 8 cm
yesterday
25
56
6
clear
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2600 m
1950m 2100m 1650m

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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