Ski Canada - BC

Snowwater Lodge Snow Report for 18 Dec 2018

Ski Canada - BC

Snowwater Lodge Snow Report for 18 Dec 2018

Our Snow Report for Snowwater Lodge brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Snowwater Lodge snow report shown below was updated on 18 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 Snowwater Lodge.

Snowwater Lodge Snow Report Issued: 18 Dec 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 18 Dec 2018
Fresh snow depth:17 cm

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

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 0 Lifts open. Our model predicted that 16cm (6 inches) of snow fell over 84 hours between Friday 14 of December at 10PM and Tuesday 18 of December at 10AM PST at the mid level

Eyeball snow report
  1. resort manager reportManager report: It is snowing steadily in Red Mountain Resort. No wind today. About freezing. Shin-deep new snow. Some lifts are open. On piste snow is in wet condition. There is heavy snow off-piste.
  2. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: Snowing heavily in Salmo.
  3. weather radar observationWeather radar observation: There is heavy snow falling in Salmo.
  4. resort manager reportManager report: It is snowing steadily in Big Red Cats.
  
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*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

(1629m — 2534m)

snow report today

0 km away

17 cm
today
37
13
3
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2082 m
1350m 950m 1050m

(875m — 1225m)

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16 km away

9 cm
today
17
17
3
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1050 m
1100m 1050m 700m

(1417m — 2040m)

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22 km away

Whitewater webcam
154
154
Powder
Powder
42 cm
today
54
26
4
moderate snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1728 m
1350m 900m 1050m

(1600m — 2300m)

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27 km away

8 cm
today
67
30
8
moderate snow
light snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1950 m
1350m 900m 1100m

(1676m — 2182m)

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35 km away

opens in 8 days 60 cm
today
55
26
16
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1929 m
1300m 700m 850m

Notes on the Snowwater Lodge Snow Report

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

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

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