Ski Canada - BC

Whistler Blackcomb Snow Report for 18 Mar 2019

Ski Canada - BC

Whistler Blackcomb Snow Report for 18 Mar 2019

Our Snow Report for Whistler Blackcomb brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Whistler Blackcomb snow report shown below was updated on 18 Mar 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 Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Blackcomb Snow Report Issued: 18 Mar 2019

Season opens: 22 November 2018 | Season closes: 27 May 2019

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 15 Mar 2019
Fresh snow depth:4 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
250
250
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn pisteFair
PowderOff pisteSpring
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:24 out of 26 Lifts open. - Our model predicted that 4cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Thursday 14 of March at 8AM and Friday 15 of March at 8AM PDT at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

Whistler Blackcomb Snow Conditions:Good skiing on well groomed pistes

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun, Glorious sunny weather, suntan lotion a must, Temperature: -2°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. Eyeball reporter✌ Patrick Brando™ Sunny and warm. Busy today on the hills with spring break and kids camps. Be safe!
  2. Wbwhoosh redblack Good skiing on well groomed pistes. Glorious sunny weather, suntan lotion a must.
  
Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort snow report icon Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort
*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu

(675m — 2284m)

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0 km away

Whistler Blackcomb webcam
250
250
Fair
Spring
4 cm
3 days ago
4
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1480 m
3050m 2700m 2300m

(817m — 1430m)

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83 km away

Cypress Mountain webcam
320
79
Machine Groomed 1 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1124 m
3050m 2850m 2600m

(881m — 1225m)

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83 km away

321
244
Spring snow 1 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1053 m
3050m 2850m 2600m

(936m — 1265m)

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88 km away

Mount Seymour webcam
391
239
Machine Groomed 1 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1100 m
3050m 2900m 2600m

(975m — 1372m)

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109 km away

257
124
Spring Conditions 1 cm
3 days ago
2
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1174 m
3150m 3000m 2650m

Notes on the Whistler Blackcomb Snow Report

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

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

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

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