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Snow Report for Whistler Blackcomb

The Snow report for Whistler Blackcomb was issued at: 12am 29 Jan 2023

Whistler Blackcomb snow report:

The Whistler Blackcomb snow report is: 26 out of 27 Lifts open. 200 of 200 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 2cm (0.8 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Thursday 26 of January at 10PM and Friday 27 of January at 10AM PST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Whistler Blackcomb Piste State: Old snow from last ski season.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
9cm
Sat 21 Jan (PM)
Origin:Report Origin

Whistler Blackcomb snow depths: updated 29 January 2023

Upper snow depth:
185cm
Lower snow depth:Snow RadarTell us

Whistler Blackcomb resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Whistler Blackcomb brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Whistler Blackcomb snow report shown below was updated on 29 Jan 2023. 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 Whistler Blackcomb.

Last snowfall:

1.0cm
Jan 22
1.3cm
Jan 23
1.0cm
Jan 24
1.7cm
Jan 27

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Old snow from last ski season
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
3.0cm Wed 01 Feb (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Thu 02 Feb (PM)
Lifts open:
26 out of 27
Resort runs:
open

Whistler Blackcomb snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 3
    Powder days
  • 3
    Bluebird days

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Latest snow reports near Whistler Blackcomb:

  • 12 km away from Whistler Blackcomb

    2 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    Cloudless skies over Ski Callaghan. No wind today. Cold temperatures. No fresh snow. from Ski Callaghan

  • 0 km away from Whistler Blackcomb

    5 hour ago

    Follow us on Twitter for live operational updates @WBMtnOps or text WBLIFT to 686677. Visit the live lift and terrain status page at Whistlerblackcomb.com from Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Whistler Blackcomb 2022 - 2023. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Whistler Blackcomb

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

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Notes on the Whistler Blackcomb Snow Report

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

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

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