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Snow Report for Powder Ridge Ski Area

The Snow report for Powder Ridge Ski Area was issued at: 12am 28 Nov 2021

Powder Ridge Ski Area snow report:

The Powder Ridge Ski Area snow report is: out of 8 Lifts open. Reopen 12/04. A covid facemask will not be required at Powder RidgeCovid pass protection will not be available at Powder Ridge. Despite Covid, Powder Ridge will not require prior reservations. Powder Ridge recommends pre-purchasingday lift tickets because of covid. See the Powder Ridge Covid Page for additional information about the covid contingency measures in operation at Powder Ridge. Covid information for Powder Ridge was last updated on 2021-10-28 15:59:22. Powder Ridge Ski Area Piste State: Variable Conditions.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Wed 17 Mar
Origin:Report Origin

Powder Ridge Ski Area snow depths: updated 28 November 2021

Upper snow depth:
25cm
Lower snow depth:
25cm

Powder Ridge Ski Area resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Powder Ridge Ski Area brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Powder Ridge Ski Area snow report shown below was updated on 28 Nov 2021. 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 Powder Ridge Ski Area.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Mar 30
2cm
Nov 12
2cm
Nov 13
3cm
Nov 14

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
Variable Conditions
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
1cm Sun 05 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Powder Ridge Ski Area snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 0
    Powder days
  • 2
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Powder Ridge Ski Area Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Powder Ridge Ski Area 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Powder Ridge Ski Area

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Powder Ridge Ski Area using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
25cm
25cm
Upper
Lower
38cm
38cm
Upper
Lower
25cm
25cm
Upper
Lower
30cm
25cm
Upper
Lower
61cm
30cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
2cm
19 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
19 days ago
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1cm
2 days ago
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Date:
2cm
19 days ago
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1cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
6cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
7cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
15cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
6cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
14cm
3cm
Weather
Thu
part cloud
Fri
part cloud
Sat
cloud
Mid station 301m
Thu
clear
Fri
part cloud
Sat
cloud
Mid station 326m
Thu
cloud
Fri
cloud
Sat
cloud
Mid station 294m
Thu
part cloud
Fri
part cloud
Sat
cloud
Mid station 54m
Thu
cloud
Fri
cloud
Sat
cloud
Mid station 326m

Notes on the Powder Ridge Ski Area Snow Report

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

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

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