Activity & Snow Report
|Date & Time:||Jan 31, 2015 - 7:10 am||Natural Snow:||0 cm|
|Status:||Open||# of Lifts Open:||5 / 5|
|Surface Conditions:||Machine Groomed Powder||# of Trails Open||11 / 11|
|1 / 1||Average Base||45 cm|
|Winter Disc Golf:||Closed||Snowmaking in Last 24 Hours||Yes|
|Littlefoot (Magic Carpet Lift)||Open|
|Tenderfoot (Double Chairlift)||Open|
|North (Quad Chairlift)||Open|
|Apple Bowl (Triple Chairlift)||Open|
|Bearfoot (Magic Carpet Lift)||Open|
The snow & activity report is updated daily based on the conditions at Chicopee. As the weather changes throughout the day, so do the conditions of the hill.
New Powder – More than 5 cm new snow with no significant drifting. Ungroomed and untracked at opening time.
Packed Powder – Machine packed or rolled only after a fresh fall, no time limit, provided surface does not become hard.
Machine Groomed Powder – Conditioned with the power tiller or powder maker etc. to provide a relatively loose uniform surface.
Hard Pack – Very dense, hard surface, even after grooming with powder maker. Surface fluff covers real base.
Frozen Granular – Solid, crusty, textured surface. Refrozen corn.
Machine Groomed Granular – Loose, uniform surface or granular snow created by machine grooming frozen granular or hard pack.
Wet Snow – Snow which is moist, heavy and sticky; which clings together when compacted.
Icy – Large areas of hard ice or after freezing rain storm. A ski pole will not penetrate or stand supported by surface alone.
Corn Snow – When temperature is above freezing and corn snow is loose, not packing.
Spring Conditions – Temperature is above 5°C, granular snow. Any amount of bare areas, provided more than 50% of skiable terrain is open and runs are skiable more than 6 meters wide at narrowest point on every run.
Limited – Does not describe the surface but used as a suffix when less than 50% of the skiable terrain is open.