|Snow Report - 28 Nov 2014|
Lake Louise & Ski Banff @ Mt Norquay
|Last snowed|| 27-Nov-2014|
|Fresh snow||25 cm|
|Lower slopes||79 cm|
|Upper slopes||83 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Powder|
|Comments||Today's fresh powder means fresh tracks!|
Snow Overview - Canada (snow news updated 28-Nov-2014)
A large snowstorm is currently hitting western Canada and is predicted to last until Friday evening.
The Banff (56/59cm) resorts of Lake Louise and Sunshine Village have both seen lots of snowfall and are predicted to receive up to a further 50cm of snow by Saturday. Very cold but sunny weather is predicted for the weekend so conditions, once the snow clears, will be fantastic.
In BC the weather has been slightly warmer, leading to rain on the lower slopes of Whistler (65cm) but 20cm of fresh snow above mid-station. Several resorts in BC are set to open this weekend and all are reporting huge snowfalls.
Revelstoke (116cm) is reporting over 100cm of snow in the past week, Big White (61/85cm) saw 43cm of snow on Thursday morning and both Red Mountain (95cm) Silver Star (83/110cm) saw 30cm of snowfall overnight. Conditions for opening weekend should be excellent all round.
Colder weather has returned to the east coast of Canada and there is a chance of some light snow at our resorts of Mont Sainte-Anne (15/25cm) and Tremblant (30/60cm).
North American Weather Outlook
Sunny weather is forecast for the end of the week and over the weekend across the western states of the USA. Temperatures are forecast to rise to around freezing, making for ideal skiing weather.
Snow is forecast later in the weekend across California, snow that will be very welcome for the resorts that are currently struggling for snow.
Further north in Canada, heavy snow is forecast for Thursday and Friday although rain may fall on the lower slopes of resorts such as Whistler and Revelstoke in BC. Very cold weather should come down from the north on Friday night, dropping to as low as -20C in Whistler and Lake Louise. This is forecast to remain in place over the weekend although the sun should be shining.
Colder weather is also forecast for the east coasts of both Canada and the USA. This will enable snowmaking to resume and for skiing conditions to improve over the weekend.