Ski USA - Wyoming

Grand Targhee Snow Report for 15 Dec 2018

Ski USA - Wyoming

Grand Targhee Snow Report for 15 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Grand Targhee brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Grand Targhee snow report shown below was updated on 15 Dec 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 Grand Targhee.

Grand Targhee Snow Report Issued: 15 Dec 2018

Season opens: 16 November 2018 | Season closes: 22 April 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 13 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:29 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
150
130
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pisteMachine Groomed
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 5 Lifts open. Resort is open. 17 inches (43 cm) past 7 days. 100 percent of pistes open - 72.4 of 72.4 km of pistes open (45 of 45.0 miles). Our model predicted that 29cm (11 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Monday 10 of December at 8PM and Wednesday 12 of December at 8PM MST at the mid level

  
*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)
Sat Sun Mon

(2437m — 3108m)

snow report today

0 km away

150
130
Machine Groomed 29 cm
2 days ago
3
27
46
light snow
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2772 m
1550m 1950m 1800m

(1923m — 3184m)

snow report today

19 km away

Jackson Hole webcam
109
56
old 23 cm
2 days ago
2
17
36
light snow
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2554 m
1550m 1950m 1800m

(1900m — 2380m)

snow report today

35 km away

64
56
Machine Groomed 13 cm
2 days ago
6
21
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2140 m
1550m 1950m 1800m

(1901m — 2380m)

snow report 2 days ago

36 km away

94 cm
2 days ago
6
21
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2140 m
1550m 1950m 1800m

(1707m — 2012m)

snow report yesterday

51 km away

14 cm
2 days ago
1
3
18
cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 1860 m
1150m 1800m 1650m

Notes on the Grand Targhee Snow Report

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

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

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