World Snow Conditions....2JAN2017

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  1. BillyKidd

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    Well it seems as though the snow gods are not blessing us greatly right at the moment. :confused:

    According to the various snow reports this morning...

    • Niseko seems OK....is it?
    • Hakuba looks thin to say the least.
    • Europe looks very ordinary. A smattering of skiable resorts about, mainly the larger ones. Switzerland is a write off, Italy very marginal, Germany has very little. Chamonix is not looking good. You can ski bit you have to pick it.
    • US - East coast is average at best, ditto up into eastern Canada. Washington state looks pretty good, California appears steady with reasonable falls, Utah mainly but can be marginal (Alta/Snowbird average to good, while just down the road Sundance is pretty low on snow). Wyoming/Montana look average to good. Colorado...average at best.
    • BC/Alberta - not bad, not great. Certainly skiable but not an outstanding season to date.
    • Alaska - Alyeska...alright but not worth a hike is my guess.
    :eek:

    Looks like you have to be pretty selective or lucky at the moment. Of course the snow reports don't reflect real skiing potential and often it is better on the ground than the reports suggest, however does anyone have on-ground info currently? (And not the...."we're expecting a big dump from Manchuria/the Pacific/the Arctic/over the Alps (pick any)" type "observations"!).

    Off to sacrifice a chicken to the snow gods now.
     
  2. Marty_McSly

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    Reports from Whistler-Blackcomb suggest a reasonably good season starter. And the SP crowd seem very happy with progress to date. How happy would we be if Perisher had the whole resort open on the 2nd of July?

    Then again I freely admit to being selective in my choice of condition reports to monitor. Might have something to do with my itinerary. LOL
     
  3. BillyKidd

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    Perfectly understandable!
     
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    I have just spent 5 weeks in whistler. Snowfall there has been fantastic. Awesome season so far. I was sad to leave. Arrived in aspen today and will check things out tomorrow.
     
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    But don't you go back! Will see you in Aspen in 2 days
     
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  6. BillyKidd

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    Excellent skidiva, keen to hear how Aspen is looking. :D
     
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    I'd say pretty bloody good given the forecast and snow on the ground! Have fun @skidiva!
     
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  8. gareth_oau

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    not a lot of snow forecast for Sun Peaks in the next few days. However there are forecasts of lows of around -28 and windchiils of -35
     
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    Hakuba is like a typical mid July day in Aus at the moment. You need rock hoppers. Hopefully the next system delivers a decent amount over the next 48 hours.
     
  10. Crystal

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    I am interior BC Canada atm and it's great, lots of new snow each night, good base but yes cold snap at the moment. -15C during day and a nasty wind.
     
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    Everything is just the norm in Oz at the moment...

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  12. Crystal

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    correction.....-21C this morning on the deck. Out come the hot pockets for the kids
     
  13. BillyKidd

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    I have friends that have been skiing the various Alberta resorts and they have said the snow is pretty good, constant top ups of 15-30cms every few nights.
    Japan, at least Honshu, still needs some help though :(
     
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    Incorrect.
    Most of west coast of Nth America/Canada has had a pretty bloody good season thus far.
    And from reports I have read from another sites forum member who give you actual proper none resort management biased reports the skiing has been pretty good and about 10000 times better than this time last year for East Coast America/Canada.
     
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    Not even close to correct. The majority of BC are reporting one of their best Decembers on record. The only thing a few are missing is there was a couple of warmer spells amongst the snow masses that have created minor crusts etc. the places I'm visiting have had over 5-6.5m of snow already
     
  17. BillyKidd

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    Just going from the consolidated "independent" reports....such as they are. Hence the appeal to forum members on the ground for accurate updates :D
     
  18. skidiva

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    Great coverage in aspen. Can always have more for off piste - but what is here is great. Great skiing and has been snowing off and on overnight and today.
    @BillyKidd I suggest ignoring those reports you have been reading.
     
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  19. BillyKidd

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    Has the reported cold snap in EU dumped snow of any worth?
     
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    Tonight's news avoided the point, focusing instead on snow in warm places like Lesbos, Istanbul and The Vatican.

    Perhaps some of the expats like @Boodwah or @Chester might be able to help you out?
     
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    Some in the Northern Alps.
     
  22. Born2ski

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    Light snow here this morning in Fernie. And talking to other regulars there's more snow on the ground for this time of year than in past years. Has been damn freezing, -27c when I made a dash into the shops the other night, even the exhaust coming out of the car was freezing and leaving its own snow deposit on the back of the car. I had my own snow maker !!
     
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  23. BillyKidd

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    Great but a little vague. Any details on the ground?
     
  25. Jellybeans1000

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    snowheads.com look through the snow reports/weather section for conditions.
     
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    @Chester left the forum. Great conditions in Salzburg region resorts atm.
     
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    How are things over your way @Bato ?
     
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    Looking much better, had maybe a little more than 30cm at town level and around 50cm up to, more is forecast to come this week.
     
  29. BillyKidd

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    Fingers crossed on the snow front for EU!