Porters Snow Report:

The Porters snow report is: 0 out of 6 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 5cm (2.0 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Wednesday 13 of November at 10PM and Thursday 14 of November at 10AM NZDT at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
5cm
Wed 13 Nov

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Wed 13 Nov

Porters snow depths: updated 13 November 2019

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

Porters resort conditions:

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

Last snowfall:

3cm
Oct 30
18cm
Nov 10
21cm
Nov 11
5cm
Nov 13

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Sun 10 Nov (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Tue 12 Nov (PM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 6
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Porters snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Porters:

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Porters Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Porters

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

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11cm
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Weather
Fri
snow showers
Sat
snow showers
Sun
clear
Mid station 1871m
Fri
snow showers
Sat
snow showers
Sun
clear
Mid station 1740m
Fri
snow showers
Sat
rain showers
Sun
clear
Mid station 1610m
Fri
snow showers
Sat
rain showers
Sun
clear
Mid station 1672m
Fri
partially cloudy
Sat
rain showers
Sun
clear
Mid station 1762m

Notes on the Porters Snow Report

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

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

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