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Report Updated: Fri 24 March 6:38 AM

New Snow

Location Overnight 24hrs 48hrs 72hrs Season
Summit
0cm 2cm 3cm 4cm 480cm

Snow Conditions

  Depth Surface Run of the day
Summit 160cm Packed Powder Tree Time
Village 74cm Machine Groomed Fritz's

Current Conditions

Mostly cloudy today with flurries more than likely, especially into the latter part of the day. Temperatures should maintain nicely below zero on the top half of the mountain, and climb a little above down low, moderated by the cloud cover. A nicely set groom this morning will likely have a crispness to feel the ripple beneath your feet. For the mid mountain first up, especially on the Sky / Roller confluence, let ‘er rip and feel the grip! Softening down low should bring more spring hero turns in the PM. The upper mountain off piste is still in great shape for playing through the trees - you’ve got it made in the shade!

A pleasant surprise yesterday morning as we got a little top to bottom snow around the time the lifts opened. The upper mountain received 2cm from this, while the base just recorded a dusting. The upper slopes were softened primarily by the new snow, while the lower slopes got most of it’s change from the power of the sun into the afternoon, when beautiful blue sky took over as clouds abated. Morning groom was good for Outrider and Rollercoaster and hero snow in the Discovery Zone around lunchtime. Good, soft snow on the bumps of Trigger and upper Sidewinder into the afternoon, before a look through Taynton. Good snow on the shaded aspects and in amongst the trees down Donnie B’s, and I didn’t have to look far to find untracked turns in spring powder on the top half! Lower down, a bit of a crust was evident, and tracked snow was the softer option. A recent groom up the Landing Strip has improved conditions there, with the Trail running fast and well. The sheer volume of terrain has spread the traffic out back, with reports of some impressive wintery pow lines through sparsely tracked areas in the far drainage!

Current Weather Conditions (this data is updated every 10 minutes)

Location Temperature
Summit (2365m)

temp -3°C

Mid Mountain (2160m)

temp -2°C

Village (1180m)

temp 6°C

Weather Forecast

Current forecast issued Friday March 24, 2017 at 09:34 PM UTC

  • Tonight
    Alpine temperature

    Low -5 °C.

    Precipitation

    Precipitation: Trace.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level at valley bottom.

    Wind

    Ridge wind west: 15 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.

  • Saturday
    Alpine temperature

    High -4 °C.

    Precipitation

    Precipitation: Trace.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level: 1700 metres.

    Wind

    Mostly light ridge wind occasionally gusting to 35 km/h.

  • Sunday
    Alpine temperature

    Low -9 °C, High -5 °C.

    Precipitation

    Precipitation: Trace.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level: 1500 metres.

    Wind

    Ridge wind south: 10-20 km/h.

  • Monday
    Alpine temperature

    Low -5 °C, High -3 °C.

    Precipitation

    Precipitation: Nil.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level: 1800 metres.

    Wind

    Ridge wind west: 10-25 km/h.

  • Tuesday
    Alpine temperature

    Low -6 °C, High -4 °C.

    Precipitation

    Precipitation: Trace.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level: 1800 metres.

    Wind

    Ridge wind southwest: 10-20 km/h.

  • Wednesday
    Alpine temperature

    Low -5 °C, High -1 °C.

    Precipitation

    Accumulation: 4 cm.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level: 1900 metres.

    Wind

    Ridge wind south: 10-20 km/h.

  • Thursday
    Alpine temperature

    Low -6 °C, High -1 °C.

    Precipitation

    Accumulation: 6 cm.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level: 1800 metres.

    Wind

    Ridge wind west: 10-20 km/h.

  • Friday
    Alpine temperature

    Low -7 °C, High -4 °C.

    Precipitation

    Precipitation: Nil.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level: 1700 metres.

    Wind

    Light ridge wind.

  • Saturday
    Alpine temperature

    Low -5 °C, High -2 °C.

    Precipitation

    Precipitation: Trace.

    Freezing level

    Freezing level: 1900 metres.

    Wind

    Ridge wind west: 10-20 km/h.


Lifts

Name Status Hours
Champagne Express Open 9 am - 4 pm
Mile 1 Express Open 9 am - 4 pm
Summit Quad Open 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Silver Platter Open 9 am - 4 pm
Toby Chair Open 9 am - 4 pm
Sunbird Chair Open 9 am - 4 pm
Village Gondola Open 8:15 am - 10:15 pm
Red Carpet Open 9 am - 4 pm
Discovery Quad Open 9 am - 4 pm
Little Ripper Carpet Open 9 am - 4 pm

Groomed Runs Report Updated: Fri 24 March 11:43 AM

Mile 1 Quad Express
Name Status Ability
Old Timer Groomed
Hay Fever Groomed
Powder Trail Groomed
Campbell's Canyon Groomed
Horseshoe Groomed
Showoff Groomed
Discovery Quad
Name Status Ability
Beginner Groomed
Highway 1 Groomed
Stringer Groomed
Toby Double Chair
Name Status Ability
Hoggsflats Groomed
New Timer Groomed
Over Easy Groomed
Sunbird Triple Chair
Name Status Ability
Fritz's Groomed
Chicken's Choice Groomed
Little Dipper - Lower Groomed
Little Dipper - Upper Groomed
Triple Traverse Groomed
Out Rider Groomed
Boomerang Groomed
Champagne Express Quad
Name Status Ability
Skyline Groomed
Rollercoaster Groomed
World Cup Way Groomed
Canadian Way - Upper Groomed
Village Way - Lower Groomed
Lower Millennium Groomed
Cow's Face Groomed
Downhill Groomed
Moose Trail Groomed
Silky Groomed
Madson's Mile Groomed
Summit Quad
Name Status Ability
Taynton Trail Groomed
Outback Ridge Groomed
  1. Beginner
  2. Intermediate
  3. Advanced
  4. Expert

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Snow Reporter Biography - Evan Pacey

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The wandering wordsmith is back for another season of masochistic 5:30 AM starts – he may have made his bed, but it seems he is unable to lie in it! Here is his bio:

A transplanted Aussie via the UK, he can still be heard lamenting that with his accent, he used to be special around here! Having been on the mountain more winter’s than not over the last decade and a half, he’s seen the constant evolution that is Panorama, and still finds plenty to turn his head amongst the massive variety of terrain.

Enjoying the easy option of chairlifts up and gravity feeding down on either one or two planks, Evan spends the majority of his winter on the mountain. Be it teaching with the Ski & Ride Centre, volunteering adaptive technique with PASS, or simply making tracks for the pure joy of it, he’s rarely off snow for any great length of time. (That said, he can often be found perking up on a Lusti’s coffee, or regaling in the T-Bar after the odd social lubricant – we all know what happens with all work and no play!)

Working in conjunction with the Panorama Avalanche Office, and with backup provided by the Countess of Accumulation, he intends to infotain you throughout the season, direct you to the well groomed and the rough diamonds alike, and provide the interpretations that are the stories behind the figures. Now buckle up, strap in and ride off into the sunset……..

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