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Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Snow Report

Snow report for Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid). Issued: 12am 11 Dec 2019

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Snow Report:

The Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) snow report is: 3 out of 10 Lifts open. Resort is open. 2 inches (5 cm) past 4 days. 29 percent of pistes open - 12.9 of 44.5 km of pistes open (8 of 27.6 miles). Our model predicted that 8cm (3 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Wednesday 04 of December at 10PM and Friday 06 of December at 10PM EST at the mid mountain level Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
5cm
Sun 08 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) snow depths: updated 11 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
46cm
Lower snow depth:
23cm

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) snow report shown below was updated on 11 Dec 2019. 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 Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid).

Last snowfall:

3cm
Dec 05
4cm
Dec 06
8cm
Dec 07
5cm
Dec 08

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Frozen Granular
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Thu 19 Dec (PM)
Lift
Lifts open:
3 out of 10
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 1
    Bluebird Days

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Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) 2019. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid)

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Resort
Issued: yesterday 61km  away
Issued: today 70km  away
Issued: yesterday 74km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 76km  away
Issued: today 79km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
43cm
15cm
Upper
Lower
30cm
15cm
Upper
Lower
30cm
15cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
1cm
today
Amount:
Date:
1cm
today
Amount:
Date:
4cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
today
Amount:
Date:
2cm
today
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
4cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
5cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
1cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
1cm
1cm
Weather
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 242m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 259m
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
cloudy
Mid station 777m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 798m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
light snow
Fri
partially cloudy
Mid station 712m

Notes on the Whiteface Mountain (Lake Placid) Snow Report

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

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

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