Snow Depth Measurements: 2007 – 2017

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Have a look at the data and graphs below. What patterns appear to be emerging? 

Will accelerating climate change affect the snow pack at Larch Hills Ski Area?

Check out this Power Point Report by LHNS Member Bill Grainger for LHNS – dated Nov. 14, 2006.

Snow Trends in the Thompson River Basin (November 2006)

 

BC River Forecast Centre Automated Snow Pillow Real-Time Data: Park Mtn 1800M elevation (est. 1984)
 – located between Sugar Lake and Mable Lake
–  Note: Snow Water Equivalent sensor malfunctioning as of December 5, 2016 and awaiting repair
 

“Snow Rangers”, Jim & Marcia and Keith skied, hiked and “water skied” to the Summit on April 2, 2015 to measure snow depths. A sunny 5 hour expedition!

By Elevations Larch Hills Snow Depths and 11-Yr. Averages 2007 to 2017

The minimum early March snow depth measured at the Chalet was in 2010: 4 cm

The maximum early March snow depth measured at the Chalet was in 2007: 87 cm. 

11-year average early March snow depth measured at the Chalet (1000M elevation) is 57 cm.

  • Between 1000M (Chalet) and 1400M (The Summit) based on 2007 – 2017 early March Total snow depth measurements it appears snow depths increase by 2.2 times – more than double.
  • Between 1000M (Chalet) and 1200M (Cec’s Cabin) based on 2007 – 2017 early March Total snow depth measurements it appears snow depths increase by 1.89 times – a little less than double.
  • Between 1000M (Chalet) and 1057M (South Hub) based on 2007 – 2017 early March 10 Year Total snow depth measurements it appears snow depths increase by 1.58 times.
  • Next Report in early March 2018 – the 12th consecutive year of these Larch Hills paired, 4 elevations, snow depth measurements.
  • Contact Keith Cox (832-7768) or George Zorn (832-9335) if you have questions.
Moose, Dec 2012