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Skiing, Riding, and Weather Conditions For Bell2 Lodge and Ripley Creek Inn

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All temperatures shown are at treeline (3000feet / 1000m)

Select year: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: °C
New snowfall:
Snow condition in the alpine:
Snow condition in the trees:
Total vertical skied:
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres:
2018 Week 16: (Apr 07 - Apr 13)
Spring finally caught up in the north and warm temperatures encroached into the week causing 2 non-ski days this week. Skiing quality depended on the amount of new snow covering various crusts except for high north, but finally blue skies and we were back in great powder on the high glaciers. The Last two days in the season – April 14th and 15th ended on a high note with gorgeous weather and classic spring skiing in the alpine. A huge thanks to all that visited this season.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: 3°C
New snowfall: 29 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Fair
Total vertical skied: 30,885 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 198 cm
2018 Week 15: (Mar 31 - Apr 06)
Classic spring start to the week with beautiful turns in the alpine. Later in the week we got a fresh dose of powder and a return to winter like conditions. That made for some awesome turns both in the alpine and trees.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 38 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 52,605 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 218 cm
2018 Week 14: (Mar 24 - Mar 30)
A very good week with good alpine days. The cold weather returned after a brief encounter with early spring and brought excellent snow conditions for the rest of the week.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 51 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 34,520 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 233 cm
2018 Week 13: (Mar 17 - Mar 23)
One of the biggest days of vertical this year happened this week. Even though the weather was challenging for two days. We still managed to have a great week of skiing. Lots of good skiing.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -4°C
New snowfall: 74 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 42,500 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 200 cm
2018 Week 12: (Mar 10 - Mar 16)
We had some fresh powder in the beginning of the week that made for excellent skiing in the alpine. Warm air arrived on Monday and settled the snow quickly but we still had good skiing. Midweek increasing clouds and precipitation on Thursday kept us down but on Friday it was incredible to get into the high glaciers and skiing was great again.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 28 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 44,075 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 189 cm
2018 Week 11: (Mar 03 - Mar 09)
We had a very good week with great weather all week. There was only a little bit of fresh powder on the last day and we could explore lots of the alpine runs in the tenure. It was not easy to find the best snow since there was a lot of wind in the higher mountains the week before but the guides did a fine job and the guest where very happy.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -7°C
New snowfall: 10 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 54,390 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 190 cm
2018 Week 10: (Feb 24 - Mar 02)
We received over 40 cm of awesome powder this past week. It made for great skiing all over the tenure. No one argues with thigh deep blower powder from the mountain top to the valley bottom. Excellent week with awesome guests.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 43 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 47,970 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 202 cm
2018 Week 09: (Feb 17 - Feb 23)
Lots of good weather this week with great panoramic views from the top of the high mountains. Weather was cold and dry until midweek as an unusual wind event affected the snow quality negatively in the Alpine. We still found good snow in sheltered terrain and at the end of the week 20 cm fresh powder where awesome.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -10°C
New snowfall: 21 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 48,340m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 191 cm
2018 Week 08: (Feb 10 - Feb 16)
We started off the week with blue skies that let us explore the far reaches of the tenure. A storm mid week provided a blanket of new snow the kept the ski quality high. Everybody left with pow eating smiles on their faces.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -6°C
New snowfall: 41 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 44,325 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 185 cm
2018 Week 07: (Feb 03 - Feb 09)
Week 7 was a week to remember. It started out with some really great deep powder skiing all over the tenure. We had one day that the weather did not allow us to get out but we were getting tired anyway. After our mid week day off we got back out and skied some great alpine runs to finish the week off. Felt like we just had a really great party all week long with some good friends.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -7°C
New snowfall: 10 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 38,420 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 180 cm
2018 Week 06: (Jan 27 - Feb 02)
A very snowy week with the perfect amounts of light dry powder every day. We had amazing skiing at treeline and below in deep cold powder. The weather was mostly overcast so the higher elevations where only available for short excursions but the scenery then was stunning above a sea of clouds.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -12°C
New snowfall: 101 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Awesome
Total vertical skied: 38,310 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 196 cm
2018 Week 05: (Jan 20 - Jan 26)
Challenging weather all week but no down days the whole week. Everyday brought a fresh shot of low density snow that made for excellent conditions. A great week.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 31 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 40,720 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 160 cm
2018 Week 04: (Jan 13 - Jan 19)
Steady light snowfall through the week kept conditions fresh. The week ended with excellent skiing from ridges top to valley bottom in awesome conditions with fantastic views.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -3°C
New snowfall: 26 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 40,510 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 160 cm
2018 Week 03: (Jan 06 - Jan 12)
A cold week with lots of good weather and excellent skiing in most valleys. The beginning of the week had a few days of fresh powder and it kept well preserved for the rest of the week.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -18°C
New snowfall: 35 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 29,165 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 165 cm
2018 Week 02: (Dec 30 - Jan 05)
Short week with only three guest days. The week started with beautiful sunny skies but bracing arctic temperatures, we sampled some wonderful alpine terrain with an austere ambiance. Some new snow later in the week pushed away the cold air mass and allowed us to frolic in the enchanted forests.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -7°C
New snowfall: 45 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 15,525 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 150 cm
2018 Week 01: (Dec 23 - Dec 29)
Valley bottom temperature were cold all week but, We enjoyed very good alpine skiing in the pleasant inversion temperatures. Lots of sun and clear skies.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -14°C
New snowfall: 0 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 42,400 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 154 cm
2018 Week 00: (Dec 16 - Dec 22)
The week started with a heavy snowfall that delivered 60 cm of fresh and made for some great skiing in both the trees and the alpine. For the rest of the week the skies cleared and we were able to explore far and wide under bluebird skies. We ended the week skiing under beautiful light as we celebrated winter solstice. What a way to start the season!
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -6°C
New snowfall: 60 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 30,610 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 158 cm

All temperatures shown are at treeline (3000feet / 1000m)

Select year: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

   
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New snowfall:
Snow condition in the alpine:
Snow condition in the trees:
Total vertical skied:
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2018 Week 16: (Apr 07 - Apr 13)
The final week of 2018 started with one of the lightest dumps of snow all season. We enjoyed beautiful alpine and tree line skiing before a mid week warming changed conditions back to spring. The final days saw another dump with full winter conditions in the trees. It was an excellent season overall with Mother Nature providing cold temperatures, lots of snow and plenty of sun. We are already looking forward to 2019. Thanks to all our guests who skied with us and we hope to see you again.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: 3°C
New snowfall: 47 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Poor
Total vertical skied: 30,800 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 350 cm
2018 Week 15: (Mar 31 - Apr 06)
The week started off with typical spring conditions which equaled awesome days in the alpine with the occasionally challenging snow. In the middle of the week a miraculous weather system deposited daily snowfalls with cold temperatures. The result was unbelievable deep powder skiing which gave some of the best skiing in memory. The last four days were absolutely epic with cold smoke found from ridge top to valley bottom.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -6°C
New snowfall: 50 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Wicked
Total vertical skied: 63,960 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 360 cm
2018 Week 14: (Mar 24 - Mar 30)
Perhaps one of the best weeks of the season.... It started out with a massive winter storm which brought us 85cm of storm snow and we skied tree runs in thigh deep powder while it continued to snow. Mid week saw a break in the storm which allowed us to get into the alpine but some valleys were still receiving new snow from the cumulus clouds. The last days went completely blue bird and we were able to ski off our highest summits with no wind and winter like conditions. A taste of everything and we visited many areas of the tenure. Team Waiting were patient and all the waiting finally paid off. Thanks again to all our guests and we hope to ski with you again some day.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -4°C
New snowfall: 95 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 50,800 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 350 cm
2018 Week 13: (Mar 17 - Mar 23)
We started the week off with clear blue sky, skiing on our most majestic high alpine terrain. Mid week saw typical stormy spring conditions. Our pilots continuously amazed us by transporting our skiers to mountain top in challenging weather. With the exception of one full down day we were able to find awesome skiing every day.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -2°C
New snowfall: 43 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Fair
Total vertical skied: 43,470 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm
2018 Week 12: (Mar 10 - Mar 16)
The week began with superb powder skiing in the Eastern end of the area and several forays into the high alpine areas of Grand Duc and Todd Creek. Heavy weather shut us down for a couple of days, which allowed our hard partying guests some social time and included a magnificent encounter with a pod killer whales off the Hyder pier. On the last day we were able to punch through the fog and have an absolutely stunning day in the high alpine of the Frank Mackie and Johnson icefields.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -2°C
New snowfall: 22 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Awesome
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 53,860 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm
2018 Week 11: (Mar 03 - Mar 09)
The best stretch of weather so far this season with blue skies every day except Friday. We ventured to the far corners of the tenure and skied many runs that had not yet been skied this season. We also made the first descent of the instant classic 900m B.L.O. Bowl near Hanna Ridge and 1000m Jump Street in Nelson Creek. Truly a week to remember. Thanks to all our guests.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -8°C
New snowfall: 2 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 60,520 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm
2018 Week 10: (Feb 24 - Mar 02)
We spent most of the week skiing stormy conditions in Surprise Creek. No complaints, it was a fantastic week with lots of powder and amazing ski conditions. Our last day dawned blue and we were able to enjoy a half day of skiing some of our classic alpine runs in the Cambria and Grand Duc zones.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 50 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 51,700 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm
2018 Week 09: (Feb 17 - Feb 23)
A very sunny week of skiing at Ripley. Although the winds ravaged much of our terrain, with such a vast area to work with, our guides were able to find excellent preserved powdered. Our loyal returning guests the Utah boys almost cracked 200,000 ft of skiing, while Stian, Jan and Pete hucked some of the largest cliffs in the tenure. First time guests Patrick and Beatrice had a great time and we hope to see them again.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -8°C
New snowfall: 8 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 62,380 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm
2018 Week 08: (Feb 10 - Feb 16)
An outstanding week with huge variety both in our weather and terrain we skied. We had sun, then snow, then sun and more snow. We skied our classic long glacier runs when the weather was good and steep tree runs with pillow drops when it was cloudy and snowing. Thanks to our big Swiss group and our Hagan German group for skiing at Last Frontier.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -8°C
New snowfall: 63 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 56,250 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 310 cm
2018 Week 07: (Feb 03 - Feb 09)
This was a week of big swings in the weather, with super snowy storm days and clear skies. We skied waist deep snow one day, and smooth alpine features around big ice on the high glaciers the next. There was a down day, and we enjoyed a fire in the gazebo with singing, dancing, and walking on coals. Thanks for coming and we hope to see you next year
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -9°C
New snowfall: 69 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Awesome
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 46,650 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm
2018 Week 06: (Jan 27 - Feb 02)
The first week of operations for Ripley Creek. Our first day was stunning with perfect powder from peak to valley and we skied our massive alpine runs in the Bowser River Valley. A mid week break gave us the opportunity to explore the new tenure extension near the Portland Canal and Hastings Arm. The remainder of the week we had fresh powder every day giving us waist deep powder skiing on the amazing tree runs of Surprise and Deep Creek.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 85 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Awesome
Snow condition in the trees: Wicked
Total vertical skied: 55,000 m
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm

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