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Grouse Mountain Snow Report for 13 Dec 2018

Ski Canada - BC

Grouse Mountain Snow Report for 13 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Grouse Mountain brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Grouse Mountain snow report shown below was updated on 13 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 Grouse Mountain.

Grouse Mountain Snow Report Issued: 13 Dec 2018

Season opens: 5 December 2018 | Season closes: 30 April 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 13 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:18 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
95
70
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Excellent
PowderOff pisteWind Blown
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:3 out of 5 Lifts open. -

Grouse Mountain Snow Conditions:Fantastic skiing on piste

Reported Weather Conditions:Heavy Snow, Heavy snow just keeps on falling, Temperature: -3°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: Snowing heavily at Cypress Mountain.
  2. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: There is heavy snow falling at Cypress Mountain.
  3. Is it snowing? Snowing at a moderate rate at Cypress Mountain.
  4. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: It is snowing heavily in Cypress Mountain.
  5. Eyeball reporter Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls. Moderate snowfalls refreshing the slopes.
  
Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort snow report icon Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort
*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)
Thu Fri Sat

(881m — 1225m)

snow report today

0 km away

95
70

Excellent
Wind Blown
18 cm
today
31
25
4
heavy rain
heavy snow
light snow
Mid station 1053 m
1700m 1350m 900m

(817m — 1430m)

snow report on 14 Dec

9 km away

Cypress Mountain webcam
30
20
Packed 149 cm
on 14 Dec
38
42
7
heavy rain
heavy snow
light snow
Mid station 1124 m
1700m 1350m 900m

(936m — 1265m)

snow report today

11 km away

Mount Seymour webcam
opens in 1 days 129 cm
on 14 Dec
28
26
5
heavy rain
heavy snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1100 m
1750m 1350m 900m

(1280m — 2194m)

snow report on 14 Dec

76 km away

20 cm
on 14 Dec
114
87
50
heavy snow
heavy snow
snow showers
Mid station 1737 m
1350m 1100m 350m

(675m — 2284m)

snow report today

83 km away

Whistler webcam
170
170

Good
Packed
50 cm
today
93
79
38
heavy snow
heavy snow
snow showers
Mid station 1480 m
1300m 1200m 350m

Notes on the Grouse Mountain Snow Report

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

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

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