Big White snow report:

The Big White snow report is: 3 out of 12 Lifts open. 14 of 105 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 5cm (2.0 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Saturday 27 of November at 10AM and Sunday 28 of November at 10AM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Big White Piste State: Wet.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
1cm
Sun 28 Nov
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Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Sun 28 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Big White snow depths: updated 29 November 2021

Upper snow depth:
88cm
Lower snow depth:
88cm

Big White resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Big White brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Big White snow report shown below was updated on 29 Nov 2021. 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 Big White.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Nov 25
1cm
Nov 26
3cm
Nov 27
5cm
Nov 28

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Wet
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
2cm Tue 30 Nov (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
9cm Mon 06 Dec (AM)
Lifts open:
3 out of 12
Resort runs:
Open

Big White snow conditions

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Snow Radar

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Big White Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Big White 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Big White

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Big White using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Weather
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part cloud
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light snow
Wed
cloud
Mid station 1800m
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part cloud
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cloud
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part cloud
Mid station 1300m
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part cloud
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cloud
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part cloud
Mid station 1100m
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cloud
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light snow
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Mid station 1724m
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part cloud
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light snow
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Mid station 1536m

Notes on the Big White Snow Report

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

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

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