Ski USA - New Mexico

Angel Fire Resort Snow Report for 19 Mar 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Angel Fire Resort at  m altitude issued: 11 am22 Mar 2017 (local time)
Ski USA - New Mexico

Angel Fire Resort Snow Report for 19 Mar 2017

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Our Snow Report for Angel Fire Resort brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Angel Fire Resort snow report shown below was updated on 19 Mar 2017. 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 Angel Fire Resort.

Angel Fire Resort Snow Report Issued: 19 Mar 2017

Season opens: 9 December 2016 | Season closes: 19 March 2017

Season closed
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Most recent snowfallon
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 7Lifts open.Closed for Snow Sports.

  
*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)
Wed Thu Fri

(2805m — 3601m)

snow report today

24 km away

193
193
Soft
Varied
20 cm
21 days ago
13
2
36
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 3203 m
4100m 3200m 2700m

(2500m — 2765m)

snow report today

36 km away

76
61
Corn Snow
5
17
clear
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 2632 m
4200m 3200m 2750m

(3156m — 3659m)

snow report today

101 km away

152
152
Spring Conditions
3
11
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 3408 m
4200m 3300m 2850m

(2753m — 3182m)

snow report yesterday

116 km away

76
30
Spring Conditions
4
28
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2968 m
4150m 3250m 2900m

(3140m — 3628m)

snow report today

184 km away

310
260

Good
Spring
16 days ago
13
2
30
partly cloudy
moderate snow
clear
Mid station 3384 m
3650m 2900m 2750m

Notes on the Angel Fire Resort Snow Report

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

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

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