Mount Cain Snow Report:

The Mount Cain snow report is: 0 out of 2 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 4cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over 30 hours between Sunday 17 of November at 4PM and Monday 18 of November at 10PM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
4cm
Tue 19 Nov

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
4cm
Tue 19 Nov

Mount Cain snow depths: updated 19 November 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Mount Cain resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mount Cain brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Cain snow report shown below was updated on 19 Nov 2019. 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 Mount Cain.

Last snowfall:

9cm
Nov 16
15cm
Nov 17
1cm
Nov 18
4cm
Nov 19

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
3cm Fri 15 Nov (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 2
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Mount Cain snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Mount Cain:

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No recent snow reports

Mount Cain Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Cain 2019. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Mount Cain

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Mount Cain using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
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Lower
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0cm
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Lower
0cm
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Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
3cm
2 days ago
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1cm
2 days ago
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3cm
2 days ago
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1cm
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Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
1cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
16cm
3cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
2cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
2cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
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0cm
3cm
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Weather
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
light rain
Sat
heavy rain
Mid station 1336m
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Sat
moderate snow
Mid station 1480m
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Sat
moderate rain
Mid station 1124m
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Sat
moderate rain
Mid station 1053m
Thu
clear
Fri
partially cloudy
Sat
moderate rain
Mid station 1100m

Notes on the Mount Cain Snow Report

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

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

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