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

Bell 2 Lodge 5 Day Forecast

Wednesday
Today
Sunny
High: -11°C
Low: -13°C
Thursday
Tomorrow
Sun and Snow: ~1 cm
High: -11°C
Low: -14°C
Friday
In two days
Mainly Sunny
High: -8°C
Low: -13°C
Saturday
In three days
Cloudy
High: -9°C
Low: -11°C
Sunday
In four days
Cloudy
High: -7°C
Low: -9°C

Ripley Creek 5 Day Forecast

Wednesday
Today
mainly sunny
High: -7°C
Low: -19°C
Thursday
Tomorrow
Mainly Sunny
High: -9°C
Low: -10°C
Friday
In two days
Sunny
High: -5°C
Low: -7°C
Saturday
In three days
Cloudy
High: -7°C
Low: -10°C
Sunday
In four days
Mainly Sunny
High: -7°C
Low: -9°C

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

Select year: 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:
2017 Week 09: 2017.02.21
Today was the safari day. The safari groups skied excellent snow down to the exchange with the other groups from Ripley Creek. The rest of us skied mid-boot blower pow in the north. Everyone had a great day and are looking forward to more skiing tomorrow.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 2 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 27,100 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 227 cm
2017 Week 09: 2017.02.20
Today was a really fun day at Bell2. Some groups went north and others went west. All the groups found excellent snow in sheltered features. We skied some really cool lines in the alpine up to 45 degrees.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -6°C
New snowfall: 3 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 42,800 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 230 cm
2017 Week 09: 2017.02.19
Skied some classic runs in the alpine and below treeline with scattered clouds. Cool temperatures have preserved snow quality.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -6°C
New snowfall: 0 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 40,800 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 231 cm
2017 Week 09: 2017.02.18
Today was a great day. We had a little challenging light for a couple hours, but the skies cleared and we skied some really fantastic runs in the sun. Delta Peak baby.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 0 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 32,200 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 234 cm
2017 Week 08: (Feb 11 - Feb 17)
This was one of the biggest storm cycles that we have had this winter. The weather was such that we had some down time, which were filled with a variety of non-skiing activities. By the end of the week we got out skiing for full days and enjoyed all the storm snow. We had a lot of really good skiing. The guests left happy and tired.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: 0°C
New snowfall: 80 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 97,000 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 240 cm
2017 Week 07: (Feb 04 - Feb 10)
Wind affected snow made for poor skiing in the alpine so we spent most of the week skiing in the trees. Blue skies and good flying conditions allowed us to visit the far reaches of the tenure.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -16°C
New snowfall: 24 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Poor
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 133,200 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 190 cm
2017 Week 06: (Jan 28 - Feb 03)
The big storm that hit us early in the week provided us with fresh powder from Summit to Valley bottom. Great skiing to be had in most of our zones. We got out to the Far North to explore some our farther ski areas such as "The Nether" and "Creeper"
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -8°C
New snowfall: 87 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 128,000 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 230 cm
2017 Week 05: (Jan 21 - Jan 27)
One of our more challenging weeks due to stormy weather. We had some down, but the guests stayed positive and we enjoyed some archery and snowshoeing. When we got out skiing, the conditions were very good.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -2°C
New snowfall: 50 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 109,600 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 191 cm
2017 Week 04: (Jan 14 - Jan 20)
We got inundated with a large system early in the week that dropped over 70cm of storm snow. When the system cleared, our guests got a stellar day of deep tree skiing. Unfortunately temps rose after the storm and low valley fog resulted in some down days. As the weather cleared, we were rewarded with a spectacular day at the end of the week. The large accumulation of snow this week will pay handsome dividends in the weeks to come.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -2°C
New snowfall: 133 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 61,400 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 185 cm
2017 Week 03: (Jan 07 - Jan 13)
Cold but beautiful weather in the beginning of the week with good snow in the Alpine. Lots of wind midweek affecting the skiing and we definitely had to find sheltered terrain that was still good to ski. At the end of the week the snow came and we had unbelievable good snow in the trees.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -18°C
New snowfall: 25 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Good
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 123,800 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 170 cm
2017 Week 02: (Dec 31 - Jan 06)
Sunny skies this week with a temperature inversion on top. A wind event on the first day of the week made it challenging to find soft snow in the alpine but good weather helped. Sheltered terrain and trees also had good skiing.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -12°C
New snowfall: 28 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Fair
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 128,600 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 152 cm
2017 Week 01: (Dec 24 - Dec 30)
A great week of alpine skiing with a mix of bluebird skies and snow falls. 50+ cms of new snow gave us great skiing from Peak to valley bottom.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -8°C
New snowfall: 55 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Very good
Total vertical skied: 119,700 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 155 cm
2017 Week 00: (Dec 17 - Dec 23)
The week started out with a big storm and almost one meter of powder. Gradually the weather improved and we had some of the best early season skiing ever.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -7°C
New snowfall: 97 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Excellent
Total vertical skied: 85,700 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 145 cm

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

Select year: 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:
2017 Week 09: 2017.02.21
A supreme day of skiing in Surprise creek and Surveyors Creek. A nice top up of light density new snow had us grinning from ear to ear. As our guest Heike said this snow spits me out. The hunters of the safari successfully delved deep into the ivory slopes and many trophies were scored.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -4°C
New snowfall: 3 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Fair
Total vertical skied: 36,400 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 290 cm
2017 Week 09: 2017.02.20
We were blessed with another blue bird day that allowed us to ski the highest and most spectacular peaks in the tenure. Several new runs were skied in Todd Creek, adding to our long list of amazing lines.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -4°C
New snowfall: 0 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Fair
Total vertical skied: 36,300 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 290 cm
2017 Week 09: 2017.02.19
Under clear skies our three helicopter groups ventured into the majestic Boundary range. The intrepid adventurers did have to battle some wind effected snow, but were rewarded with powdery treasures on numerous slopes. Marcel and Colin enjoyed several fine Gauloises as they reflected on some great runs.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -2°C
New snowfall: 0 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Fair
Total vertical skied: 36,400 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 290 cm
2017 Week 09: 2017.02.18
An incredible start to the week, creamy turns in the Eastern tenure on the always popular runs Big Nelson and Comici. The Grand Duc zone provided some fantastic high alpine skiing in the sun. We skied some of our steeper classics such as the Mighty Mitre run.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 0 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Fair
Total vertical skied: 36,100 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm
2017 Week 08: (Feb 11 - Feb 17)
The week started with epic, blower powder and wild, steep tree skiing. The freezing levels rose through the week, although the low elevation tree skiing was compromised the snow kept piling up in the alpine. When the storm subsided we were treated to two fantastic days of Alpine skiing.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -2°C
New snowfall: 119 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 127300 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm
2017 Week 07: (Feb 04 - Feb 10)
This week we saw very few clouds. It was cold, crisp and the scenery was stunning. Windy days eventually succumbed to calmer days and the Safari played out perfectly mid week. Despite the firm snow conditions in the alpine, we found many stashes of preserved powder at treeline and even snagged a few first descents. Thanks to the Rees Brothers and all their friends for skiing with us as well as all the rest of the guest.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -15°C
New snowfall: 0 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Poor
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 125,800 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 270 cm
2017 Week 06: (Jan 28 - Feb 03)
Over one meter of storm snow greeted our riders as we started our week. We feasted on ridiculously deep tree skiing conditions on our first ski day. Sunny skies dominated the rest of the week as we traveled to the four corners of our tenure, sampling amazing snow conditions throughout the area. Every day was a gift but the standout day must have been the tour of the amazing Bowser River valley, the gigantic alpine runs were in perfect condition. Swiss, Argentinians, Aussies, Canucks, and a Mexican, our international team became fast friends, bonding over the love for powder.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -10°C
New snowfall: 15 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Excellent
Snow condition in the trees: Awesome
Total vertical skied: 129,800 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 270 cm
2017 Week 05: (Jan 21 - Jan 27)
We started our week off with beautiful blue sky and magnificent skiing in our high alpine terrain. A series of storm fronts had us mining deep powder turns in the trees for the rest of the week.
   
Avg. temp at 3000feet / 1000metres: -5°C
New snowfall: 69 cm
Snow condition in the alpine: Very good
Snow condition in the trees: Good
Total vertical skied: 106,700 ft
Avg. snowbase at 3000feet / 1000metres: 300 cm

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Disclaimer: Just like all other weather forecasters, we sometimes get it wrong. We will however, always give you an accurate and honest report of the daily snow conditions.