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Beaver Creek Snow Report for 22 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Beaver Creek at  m altitude issued: 10 am22 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Beaver Creek Snow Report for 22 Feb 2017

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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 22 Feb 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 Beaver Creek.

Beaver Creek Snow Report Issued: 22 Feb 2017

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

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 20 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:22cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
137
137
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff pisteTracked
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:24 out of 24Lifts open.

Beaver Creek Snow Conditions:Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud,Cloudy today, rain/snow possible,Temperature: -1°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 today

0 km away

Beaver Creek webcam
137
137

Good
Tracked
22 cm
2 days ago
24
17
30
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2871 m
2150m 1100m 550m

(2474m — 3498m)

snow report today

13 km away

132
132
Packed
Packed
15 cm
2 days ago
24
17
31
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2986 m
2200m 1100m 550m

(2959m — 3752m)

snow report today

35 km away

172
132
Packed powder
Tracked
20 cm
2 days ago
20
13
24
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 3356 m
2350m 1150m 700m

(3200m — 3567m)

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41 km away

152
142
Packed Powder
14
17
21
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 3384 m
2350m 1100m 750m

(2925m — 3913m)

snow report today

42 km away

Breckenridge webcam
149
149

Excellent
Tracked
15 cm
2 days ago
19
13
22
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 3419 m
2400m 1200m 750m

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.