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Schweitzer Mountain Snow Report for 11 Dec 2018

Ski USA - Idaho

Schweitzer Mountain Snow Report for 11 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Schweitzer Mountain brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Schweitzer Mountain snow report shown below was updated on 11 Dec 2018. 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 Schweitzer Mountain.

Schweitzer Mountain Snow Report Issued: 11 Dec 2018

Season opens: 23 November 2018 | Season closes: 22 April 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 11 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:8 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
76
43
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:3 out of 8 Lifts open. 14 of 95 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 8cm (3 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Sunday 09 of December at 10PM and Tuesday 11 of December at 10AM PST at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: There is heavy snow falling in Schweitzer Mountain.
  2. Eyeball reporterSchweitzer Snow Report We received another inch during the day, most of that fell before noon. We are currently in the calm before the storm up here with nice and mild weather. Starting tomorrow morning it looks like the next system will arrive and deliver the snow. The forecasts are calling for up to 18 inches of snow by Wednesday so keep doing those snow dances in order to encourage the storm to drop as much as possible. Adult lift tickets are $60 at the window. Please note: Only the runs to the north will be open off the Lakeview Triple. Please obey all posted ski patrol signs and be on the lookout f...
  
*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu

(1219m — 1950m)

snow report today

0 km away

Schweitzer Mountain webcam
76
43
Packed 8 cm
today
52
12
32
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1584 m
900m 700m 1150m

(1361m — 2031m)

snow report today

3 km away

Selkirk Powder webcam
17 cm
today
61
15
46
moderate snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 1696 m
900m 700m 1150m

(1197m — 1760m)

snow report today

72 km away

58
36
Variable Conditions 8 cm
today
42
9
23
heavy snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1478 m
900m 600m 1050m

(640m — 945m)

snow report today

103 km away

1 cm
today
32
2
4
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 792 m
700m 450m 750m

(1250m — 1921m)

snow report 2 days ago

103 km away

69
51
Machine Groomed 6 cm
today
30
8
20
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1586 m
1050m 600m 1300m

Notes on the Schweitzer Mountain Snow Report

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

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

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

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