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Arapahoe Basin Snow Report for 16 Nov 2017

Ski USA - Colorado

Arapahoe Basin Snow Report for 16 Nov 2017

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Our Snow Report for Arapahoe Basin brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Arapahoe Basin snow report shown below was updated on 16 Nov 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 Arapahoe Basin.

Arapahoe Basin Snow Report Issued: 16 Nov 2017

Season opens: 13 October 2017 | Season closes: 10 June 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 8 Nov 2017
Fresh snow depth:5cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
45
45
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsGood

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 8Lifts open.

Arapahoe Basin Snow Conditions:Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud,Mostly cloudy, some sunny spells,Temperature: 0°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing heavily in Copper Mountain.
  
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*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)
Fri Sat Sun

(3286m — 3977m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

45
45

Good

Varied
5 cm
9 days ago
14
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 3632 m
2400m 1800m 2500m

(3231m — 3871m)

snow report yesterday

5 km away

45
45

Good

Varied
8 cm
10 days ago
14
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 3551 m
2400m 1750m 2450m

(2764m — 3717m)

snow report yesterday

9 km away

Keystone webcam
46
46

Good
Limited
5 cm
10 days ago
17
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 3240 m
2450m 1800m 2500m

(2925m — 3913m)

snow report yesterday

25 km away

Breckenridge webcam
36
36

Good

Varied
10 cm
9 days ago
21
2
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 3419 m
2450m 1750m 2500m

(2742m — 3674m)

snow report yesterday

28 km away

17
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 3208 m
2350m 1700m 2350m

Notes on the Arapahoe Basin Snow Report

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

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

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

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