Ski S. Africa

Tiffindell Snow Report for 16 Aug 2018

Ski S. Africa

Tiffindell Snow Report for 16 Aug 2018

Our Snow Report for Tiffindell brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Tiffindell snow report shown below was updated on 16 Aug 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 Tiffindell.

Tiffindell Snow Report Issued: 16 Aug 2018

Season opens: 10 June 2018 | Season closes: 2 September 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 10 Aug 2018
Fresh snow depth:- cm

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

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 5 Lifts open. 2.4 of 2.4 km of pistes open. A cold snap -3 coming for Friday night. Warm for the South African Children's Champs over the weekend. Snow again on Tuesday 21 August

*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
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)
Fri Sat Sun

(2719m — 3000m)

snow report today

0 km away

Packed 6 days ago
Mid station 2860 m
2950m 3000m 3700m

(2917m — 3222m)

snow report yesterday

220 km away

Artificial 6 days ago
light snow
Mid station 3070 m
3500m 3000m 3650m

(1149m — 1749m)

snow report yesterday

8669 km away

Packed 26 days ago
rain showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1449 m
2100m 1700m 750m

(1251m — 1981m)

snow report today

8676 km away

Chapelco webcam

Best up high
10 cm
14 days ago
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1616 m
2450m 1800m 900m

(1236m — 1700m)

snow report yesterday

8706 km away

Packed 3 days ago
heavy rain
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 1468 m
2000m 1550m 700m

Notes on the Tiffindell Snow Report

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

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

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