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Bear Valley Snow Report:

The Bear Valley snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 14cm (5 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Monday 30 of March at 12AM and Sunday 05 of April at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
15cm
Sun 05 Apr
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
15cm
Sun 05 Apr
Origin:Report Origin

Bear Valley snow depths:

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Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
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Bear Valley resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Bear Valley brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Bear Valley snow report shown below was updated on 5 Apr 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 Bear Valley.

Last snowfall:

3cm
Mar 28
4cm
Mar 29
8cm
Mar 30
15cm
Today

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
37cm Mon 06 Apr (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
37cm Mon 06 Apr (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
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Bear Valley snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 2
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Latest snow reports near Bear Valley:

  • 35 km away from Bear Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 36 minute ago
    weather radar observation

    It is snowing heavily in Dodge Ridge. from Dodge Ridge

  • 0 km away from Bear Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 2 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling at Bear Valley. from Bear Valley

  • 0 km away from Bear Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 3 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling in Bear Valley. from Bear Valley

Bear Valley Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Bear Valley 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Bear Valley

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Bear Valley using our Snowfinder page.

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today
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heavy snow
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light snow
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Mid station 2682m
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heavy snow
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light snow
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clear
Mid station 2256m
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moderate snow
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snow showers
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partially cloudy
Mid station 2360m
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moderate snow
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snow showers
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partially cloudy
Mid station 2535m
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moderate snow
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snow showers
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snow showers
Mid station 2150m

Notes on the Bear Valley Snow Report

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

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

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