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Beaver Creek Snow Report for 6 Dec 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Beaver Creek at  m altitude issued: 10 pm06 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Beaver Creek Snow Report for 6 Dec 2016

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Our Snow Report for Beaver Creek brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Beaver Creek snow report shown below was updated on 6 Dec 2016. 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 Beaver Creek.

Beaver Creek Snow Report Issued: 6 Dec 2016

Season opens: 25 November 2016 | Season closes: 16 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 6 Dec 2016
Fresh snow depth:15cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
45
45
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePowder
PowderOff pisteBest up high
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:5 out of 24Lifts open.

Beaver Creek Snow Conditions:Fantastic skiing on piste

Reported Weather Conditions:Blizzard,Snowing lightly, refreshing pistes,Temperature: -8°C

  
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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)
Wed Thu Fri

(2255m — 3487m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Beaver Creek webcam
45
45
Powder
Best up high
15 cm
yesterday
23
30
29
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2871 m
450m 650m 1900m

(2474m — 3498m)

snow report yesterday

13 km away

45
45

Good
Best up high
15 cm
yesterday
24
34
36
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2986 m
450m 650m 1950m

(2959m — 3752m)

snow report yesterday

35 km away

46
46
Packed powder
Best up high
12 cm
yesterday
11
22
15
light snow
clear
snow showers
Mid station 3356 m
500m 750m 2100m

(3200m — 3567m)

snow report yesterday

41 km away

8
19
11
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 3384 m
500m 800m 2200m

(2925m — 3913m)

snow report yesterday

42 km away

Breckenridge webcam
46
46

Good

Fresh
12 cm
yesterday
8
18
11
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 3419 m
500m 800m 2150m

Notes on the Beaver Creek Snow Report

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

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

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