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Kicking Horse Snow Report:

The Kicking Horse snow report is: 0 out of 5 Lifts open. Resort is closed. Plan to Open 12/11. Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 6 hours between Monday 30 of November at 2PM and Monday 30 of November at 8PM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
1cm
Tue 01 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Wed 25 Nov (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Kicking Horse snow depths: updated 02 December 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
0cm
Lower snow depth:
0cm

Kicking Horse resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Kicking Horse brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Kicking Horse snow report shown below was updated on 2 Dec 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 Kicking Horse.

Last snowfall:

8cm
Nov 25
1cm
Nov 26
2cm
Nov 28
1cm
Dec 01

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Mon 07 Dec (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Tue 08 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 5
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Kicking Horse snow conditions

  • 1
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Kicking Horse:

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Kicking Horse Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Kicking Horse 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Kicking Horse

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Kicking Horse using our Snowfinder page.

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Weather
Wed
clear
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clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2319m
Wed
clear
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clear
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clear
Mid station 2697m
Wed
clear
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clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 1432m
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
clear
Mid station 1692m
Wed
clear
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clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 1310m

Notes on the Kicking Horse Snow Report

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

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

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