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Cardrona Snow Report:

The Cardrona snow report is: 5 out of 5 Lifts open. 38 of 40 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 18cm (7 inches) of snow fell over 48 hours between Wednesday 16 of September at 9AM and Friday 18 of September at 9AM NZST at the mid mountain level Cardrona Piste State: Packed powder or groomed snow.


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
13cm
Thu 17 Sep
Origin:Report Origin

Cardrona snow depths: updated 21 September 2020

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
154cm
Lower snow depth:
37cm

Cardrona resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Cardrona brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Cardrona snow report shown below was updated on 21 Sep 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 Cardrona.

Last snowfall:

13cm
Sep 14
14cm
Sep 15
16cm
Sep 16
18cm
Sep 17

Resort report:

Resort Open
Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed powder or groomed snow
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
9cm Wed 23 Sep (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
9cm Wed 23 Sep (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
5 out of 5
Conditions runs
Resort runs:
open

Cardrona snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 3
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Cardrona:

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Cardrona Snow Depths:

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

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Snow reports for resorts near Cardrona

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

Resort
Issued: yesterday 20km  away
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Issued: yesterday 33km  away
Issued: yesterday 255km  away
Issued: yesterday 821km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
170cm
35cm
Upper
Lower
95cm
70cm
Upper
Lower
148cm
100cm
Upper
Lower
185cm
85cm
Upper
Lower
189cm
59cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
21cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
16cm
3 days ago
Amount:
Date:
31cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
15cm
5 days ago
Amount:
Date:
10cm
4 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
10cm
40cm
6cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
16cm
34cm
16cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
33cm
80cm
20cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
13cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
10cm
9cm
Weather
Tue
clear
Wed
partially cloudy
Thu
snow showers
Mid station 1418m
Tue
clear
Wed
clear
Thu
snow showers
Mid station 1709m
Tue
clear
Wed
clear
Thu
snow showers
Mid station 1610m
Tue
clear
Wed
clear
Thu
clear
Mid station 1743m
Tue
light snow
Wed
light rain
Thu
heavy rain
Mid station 1962m

Notes on the Cardrona Snow Report

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

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

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