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Snow report for Afriski Mountain Resort

The Snow report for Afriski Mountain Resort was issued at: 12am 12 Aug 2020
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Afriski Mountain Resort Snow Report:

The Afriski Mountain Resort snow report is: 2 out of 2 Lifts open. 0.7 of 1.8 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 4cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Saturday 11 of July at 8AM and Saturday 11 of July at 8PM SAST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Afriski Mountain Resort Piste State: Artificial.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Sat 11 Jul (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Afriski Mountain Resort snow depths: updated 12 August 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
30cm
Lower snow depth:
30cm

Afriski Mountain Resort resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Afriski Mountain Resort brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Afriski Mountain Resort snow report shown below was updated on 12 Aug 2020. 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 Afriski Mountain Resort.

Last snowfall:

5cm
Apr 28
5cm
Apr 29
1cm
Jun 11
4cm
Jul 11

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Artificial
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Tue 18 Aug (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
2 out of 2
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Afriski Mountain Resort snow conditions

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Snow Radar

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Afriski Mountain Resort Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Afriski Mountain Resort 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Issued: today 3255km  away
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thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
Mid station 3738m
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clear
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thunderstorm
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thunderstorm
Mid station 3828m
Thu
light snow
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clear
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light snow
Mid station 580m
Thu
snow showers
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snow showers
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clear
Mid station 4422m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light snow
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light snow
Mid station 466m

Notes on the Afriski Mountain Resort Snow Report

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

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

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