Nakiska Snow Report:

The Nakiska snow report is: 4 out of 4 Lifts open. 23 of 25 km of pistes open. Visit our website for full hours of operation and snow report updates Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 6 hours between Sunday 16 of February at 2PM and Sunday 16 of February at 8PM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Nakiska Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Wed 12 Feb (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Nakiska snow depths: updated 19 February 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
132cm
Lower snow depth:
132cm

Nakiska resort conditions:

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

Last snowfall:

6cm
Feb 12
3cm
Feb 14
1cm
Feb 16
1cm
Feb 17

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Sun 23 Feb (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Mon 24 Feb (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
4 out of 4
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Nakiska snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Nakiska:

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Nakiska Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Nakiska

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

Resort
Issued: yesterday 34km  away
Issued: today 38km  away
Issued: today 45km  away
Issued: today 67km  away
Issued: today 88km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamSunshine Village webcamNo webcamLake Louise webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
91cm
50cm
Upper
Lower
170cm
60cm
Upper
Lower
30cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
165cm
148cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
6cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
1cm
9 days ago
Amount:
Date:
5cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
2cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
5 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
9cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
9cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
11cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
3cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
13cm
1cm
Weather
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Fri
cloudy
Mid station 1948m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
cloudy
Mid station 1790m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
cloudy
Mid station 2194m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 1188m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
clear
Fri
cloudy
Mid station 2141m

Notes on the Nakiska Snow Report

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

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

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