Whitecap Alpine Snow Report:

The Whitecap Alpine snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 6cm (2.4 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Monday 17 of February at 12AM and Sunday 23 of February at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
3cm
Sat 22 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
15cm
Sat 08 Feb
Origin:Report Origin

Whitecap Alpine snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Whitecap Alpine resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Whitecap Alpine brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Whitecap Alpine snow report shown below was updated on 23 Feb 2020. 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 Whitecap Alpine.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Feb 13
3cm
Feb 14
1cm
Feb 15
3cm
Feb 22

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
14cm Wed 04 Mar (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
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Whitecap Alpine snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 4
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Whitecap Alpine:

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Whitecap Alpine Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Whitecap Alpine 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Whitecap Alpine

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Whitecap Alpine using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Issued: yesterday 68km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
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245cm
10cm
Piste State
Piste
Good
Off Piste
Packed
Last Snow
Amount:
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9cm
today
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6cm
today
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today
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today
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Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
11cm
1cm
16cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
0cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
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13cm
1cm
18cm
0-3
3-6
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29cm
5cm
35cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
23cm
2cm
28cm
Weather
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1868m
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Tue
cloudy
Mid station 1902m
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1794m
Sun
light snow
Mon
cloudy
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1896m
Sun
light snow
Mon
light snow
Tue
light snow
Mid station 1480m

Notes on the Whitecap Alpine Snow Report

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

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

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