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Durango Mountain Resort Snow Report for 3 Dec 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Durango Mountain Resort at  m altitude issued: 10 pm03 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Durango Mountain Resort Snow Report for 3 Dec 2016

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Our Snow Report for Durango Mountain Resort brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Durango Mountain Resort snow report shown below was updated on 3 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 Durango Mountain Resort.

Durango Mountain Resort Snow Report Issued: 3 Dec 2016

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Most recent snowfallon
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
69
58
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked Powder
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runs-

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 11Lifts open.Resort is open. 17 inches (43 cm) past 7 days.

  
*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)
Sun Mon Tue

(2679m — 3297m)

snow report today

0 km away

69
58
Packed Powder
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2988 m
1800m 2100m 1500m

(2679m — 3297m)

snow report 2 days ago

53 km away

63
63

Excellent

Varied
3 cm
5 days ago
1
5
5
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2988 m
2100m 2100m 1150m

(3140m — 3628m)

snow report yesterday

68 km away

75
100

Excellent

Powder
14 cm
2 days ago
1
1
clear
clear
snow showers
Mid station 3384 m
1850m 2100m 1600m

(3170m — 4054m)

snow report 2 days ago

74 km away

2
8
7
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 3612 m
2250m 2000m 1150m

(2659m — 3831m)

snow report 2 days ago

87 km away

53
53

Good

Varied
22 cm
6 days ago
3
5
7
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 3245 m
2200m 1900m 1250m

Notes on the Durango Mountain Resort Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Durango Mountain Resort weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Durango Mountain Resort, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Durango Mountain 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, Durango Mountain Resort snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Durango Mountain Resort snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Durango Mountain 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 Durango Mountain 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 Durango Mountain Resort, study the Durango Mountain 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 Durango Mountain Resort snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Durango Mountain 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 Durango Mountain Resort (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Durango Mountain Resort Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Durango Mountain 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.