Big Creek Ski Area Snow Report:

The Big Creek Ski Area snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 17cm (6 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Thursday 16 of January at 12AM and Wednesday 22 of January at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
13cm
Mon 20 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
13cm
Mon 20 Jan
Origin:Report Origin

Big Creek Ski Area snow depths:

Mountain
Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Big Creek Ski Area resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Big Creek Ski Area brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Big Creek Ski Area snow report shown below was updated on 22 Jan 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 Big Creek Ski Area.

Last snowfall:

2cm
Jan 17
10cm
Jan 18
5cm
Jan 19
13cm
Jan 20

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Tell us
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
1cm Sun 26 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
No significant snow is forecast
Lift
Lifts open:
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Big Creek Ski Area snow conditions

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

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Big Creek Ski Area:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Big Creek Ski Area Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Big Creek Ski Area 2019 - 2020. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Big Creek Ski Area

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Big Creek Ski Area using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: today 66km  away
Issued: today 73km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 76km  away
Issued: yesterday 101km  away
Issued: today 145km  away
Webcam
No webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcamNo webcam
Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
38cm
20cm
Upper
Lower
46cm
46cm
Upper
Lower
-
-
Upper
Lower
91cm
30cm
Upper
Lower
51cm
30cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
18cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
10cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
8cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
16cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
6 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
8cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
1cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
1cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
7cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
2cm
0cm
Weather
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Fri
cloudy
Mid station 713m
Wed
clear
Thu
cloudy
Fri
light rain
Mid station 164m
Wed
clear
Thu
cloudy
Fri
light rain
Mid station 164m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Fri
cloudy
Mid station 488m
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
cloudy
Fri
cloudy
Mid station 298m

Notes on the Big Creek Ski Area Snow Report

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

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

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