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Alpine Meadows Snow Report:

The Alpine Meadows snow report is: 3 out of 11 Lifts open. 16 of 100 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 1cm (0.4 inches) of snow fell over 12 hours between Sunday 22 of November at 10PM and Monday 23 of November at 10AM PST at the mid mountain level Alpine Meadows Piste State: Packed powder or groomed snow.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Knee
36cm
Thu 19 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Alpine Meadows snow depths: updated 02 December 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
64cm
Lower snow depth:
46cm

Alpine Meadows resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Alpine Meadows brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Alpine Meadows snow report shown below was updated on 2 Dec 2020. 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 Alpine Meadows.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Nov 17
33cm
Nov 18
36cm
Nov 19
1cm
Nov 23

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Sun 13 Dec (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
3 out of 11
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
Open

Alpine Meadows snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 0
    Powder Days
  • 6
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Alpine Meadows:

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Alpine Meadows Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Alpine Meadows 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Alpine Meadows

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Alpine Meadows using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: today 4km  away
Issued: yesterday 11km  away
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
64cm
46cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
62cm
45cm
Upper
Lower
53cm
25cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
2cm
9 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
9 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
9 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
9 days ago
Amount:
Date:
2cm
9 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
Weather
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2308m
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2150m
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2282m
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2326m
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 2252m

Notes on the Alpine Meadows Snow Report

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

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

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