Bear Valley Snow Report:

The Bear Valley snow report is: 0 out of 10 Lifts open. Reopen 12/1455 inches (140 cm) past 7 days.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
3cm
Thu 12 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
8cm
Wed 11 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Bear Valley snow depths: updated 12 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
0cm
Lower snow depth:
0cm

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 12 Dec 2019. 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:

1cm
Dec 08
33cm
Dec 09
2cm
Dec 11
3cm
Today

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
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Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
11cm Fri 13 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
11cm Fri 13 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
0 out of 10
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
closed

Bear Valley snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 4
    Powder Days
  • 2
    Bluebird Days

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Latest snow reports near Bear Valley:

  • 21 km away from Bear Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 3 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snow falling heavily at Kirkwood. from Kirkwood

  • 0 km away from Bear Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 4 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Snowing lightly at Bear Valley. from Bear Valley

  • 37 km away from Bear Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 5 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    Heavy snow is falling at Sierra at Tahoe. from Sierra at Tahoe

  • 37 km away from Bear Valley

    - Weather radar observation: 6 hour ago
    weather radar observation

    There is heavy snow falling at Sierra at Tahoe. from Sierra at Tahoe

Bear Valley Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Bear Valley 2019. 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.

Resort
Issued: today 21km  away
Issued: today 35km  away
Issued: yesterday 37km  away
Issued: today 51km  away
Issued: today 66km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
137cm
130cm
Upper
Lower
99cm
36cm
Upper
Lower
127cm
109cm
Upper
Lower
117cm
71cm
Upper
Lower
112cm
46cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
5cm
today
Amount:
Date:
2cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
2cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
1cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
1cm
yesterday
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
27cm
15cm
40cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
16cm
18cm
25cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
23cm
15cm
33cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
11cm
7cm
25cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
21cm
13cm
35cm
Weather
Thu
cloudy
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2682m
Thu
cloudy
Fri
light rain
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2256m
Thu
light rain
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
Mid station 2360m
Thu
partially cloudy
Fri
snow showers
Sat
snow showers
Mid station 2535m
Thu
light rain
Fri
light snow
Sat
light snow
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.