|Snow Report - 24 Apr 2015|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 15-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||17 cm|
|Lower slopes||168 cm|
|Upper slopes||176 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great conditions for this time of year|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 26-Apr-2015)
Whistler (182cm) is the only one of our featured British Columbian resorts still open. 5cm of fresh snow on Wednesday and a further 20cm is possible by Sunday. Blackcomb Mountain is closed until the summer ski season begins in June so all skiing at present is on the upper half of Whistler Mountain.
The skiing in Alberta remains excellent at both Marmot Basin (122cm) and at the Banff (172/176cm) resorts, however Mt Norquay at Banff closed for the season on Sunday. Expect some snow flurries into the weekend before spring really takes hold early next week and daytime temperatures soar into double digits.
Over on the east coast, Tremblant is now closed for the season but Mont Sainte-Anne (20/50cm) is set to open for the final days riding of the season on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April.
All of our other featured resorts are now closed for the season.
North American Weather Outlook
Some light snow is possible in Alberta in Canada and at Whistler before the weekend, before spring really takes hold and very warm sunshine spreads into the region. By Tuesday, mid-mountain temperatures are expected to hit +10C and then continue to rise.
Yet more snowfall is forecast for the Rockies in the coming days, with Utah possibly catching around 25cm on the upper slopes by Sunday – so some final weekend powder turns are likely. The resorts of Colorado, especially Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, are set for another very snowy spell and could see upwards of 70cm by Tuesday next week.
More damp and mild weather is forecast for the east coast of the USA and Canada – sadly providing poor conditions for many resorts’ final weekend of the winter.