Ski USA - Utah

Snowbird Snow Report for 9 Dec 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Snowbird at  m altitude issued: 10 am09 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski USA - Utah

Snowbird Snow Report for 9 Dec 2016

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Our Snow Report for Snowbird brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Snowbird snow report shown below was updated on 9 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 Snowbird.

Snowbird Snow Report Issued: 9 Dec 2016

Season opens: 26 November 2016 | Season closes: 28 May 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 9 Dec 2016
Fresh snow depth:5cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
84
84
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked powder
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsPacked powder

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 11Lifts open.

Snowbird Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Changeable,A mixture of sun, cloud and snow showers,Temperature: -2°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)
Fri Sat Sun

(2364m — 3352m)

snow report today

0 km away

Snowbird webcam
84
84
Packed powder
Powder
5 cm
today
67
22
20
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
Mid station 2858 m
2200m 2200m 1500m

(2599m — 3215m)

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1 km away

89
89
Powder
Powder
15 cm
today
66
22
21
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
Mid station 2907 m
2200m 2200m 1500m

(2668m — 3200m)

snow report today

6 km away

79
79
Powder 15 cm
today
68
20
22
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
Mid station 2934 m
2200m 2200m 1450m

(2434m — 3058m)

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7 km away

71
71
Packed powder
Powder
10 cm
today
65
22
21
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
Mid station 2746 m
2200m 2200m 1450m

(2102m — 3047m)

snow report today

14 km away

61
61
Powder
Powder
10 cm
today
62
21
21
light snow
heavy snow
snow showers
Mid station 2574 m
2200m 2200m 1450m

Notes on the Snowbird Snow Report

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

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

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