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Arapahoe Basin Snow Report:

The Arapahoe Basin snow report is: 1 out of 7 Lifts open. 1.2 of 105 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 4cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell over 36 hours between Sunday 22 of November at 8PM and Tuesday 24 of November at 8AM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Arapahoe Basin Piste State: Artificial.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
18cm
Tue 24 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
18cm
Tue 24 Nov
Origin:Report Origin

Arapahoe Basin snow depths: updated 24 November 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
45cm
Lower snow depth:
20cm

Arapahoe Basin resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Arapahoe Basin brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Arapahoe Basin snow report shown below was updated on 24 Nov 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 Arapahoe Basin.

Last snowfall:

9cm
Nov 14
10cm
Nov 15
1cm
Nov 23
4cm
Today

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Artificial
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Thu 26 Nov (PM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
1 out of 7
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Arapahoe Basin snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 6
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Arapahoe Basin:

  • 30 km away from Arapahoe Basin

    - Weather radar observation: 13 minute ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily at Echo Mountain. from Echo Mountain

  • 28 km away from Arapahoe Basin

    - Weather radar observation: 3 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling at Winter Park. from Winter Park

  • 25 km away from Arapahoe Basin

    4 hour ago
    Is it snowing?

    There is heavy snow falling in Breckenridge. from Breckenridge

  • 25 km away from Arapahoe Basin

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing heavily in Breckenridge. from Breckenridge

Arapahoe Basin Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Arapahoe Basin

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Arapahoe Basin using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
45cm
45cm
Upper
Lower
45cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
46cm
25cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
2cm
today
Amount:
Date:
3cm
today
Amount:
Date:
1cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
16cm
0cm
14cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
18cm
0cm
16cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
20cm
0cm
18cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
18cm
0cm
17cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
20cm
0cm
18cm
Weather
Tue
light snow
Wed
clear
Thu
snow showers
Mid station 3551m
Tue
light snow
Wed
clear
Thu
snow showers
Mid station 3240m
Tue
moderate snow
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 3419m
Tue
light snow
Wed
clear
Thu
snow showers
Mid station 3208m
Tue
moderate snow
Wed
clear
Thu
partially cloudy
Mid station 3356m

Notes on the Arapahoe Basin Snow Report

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

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

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