Crested Butte Snow Report:

The Crested Butte snow report is: 6 out of 14 Lifts open. Resort is open. 10 inches (25 cm) past 7 days. Our model predicted that 6cm (2.4 inches) of snow fell over 18 hours between Wednesday 04 of December at 8PM and Thursday 05 of December at 2PM MST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Crested Butte Snow Conditions: .


Fresh Snow Depth:

Long Snow History
13cm
Fri 06 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
13cm
Fri 06 Dec
Origin:Report Origin

Crested Butte snow depths: updated 07 December 2019

Mountain
Upper snow depth:
66cm
Lower snow depth:
64cm

Crested Butte resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Crested Butte brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Crested Butte snow report shown below was updated on 7 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 Crested Butte.

Last snowfall:

4cm
Nov 26
2cm
Dec 04
6cm
Dec 05
13cm
Dec 06

Resort report:

Conditions piste
Piste condition:
Packed Powder
Conditions off piste
Off Piste condition:
Next snowfall
Next snowfall:
2cm Sat 07 Dec (AM)
Next significant snowfall
Next significant snowfall:
8cm Sun 08 Dec (AM)
Lift
Lifts open:
6 out of 14
Conditions runs
Resort runs:

Crested Butte snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder Days
  • 1
    Powder Days
  • 3
    Bluebird Days

Snow Radar

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Crested Butte Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Crested Butte 2019. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

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Snow reports for resorts near Crested Butte

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

Resort
Issued: yesterday 9km  away
Issued: today 37km  away
Issued: today 38km  away
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Issued: today 41km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
0cm
0cm
Upper
Lower
84cm
56cm
Upper
Lower
91cm
40cm
Upper
Lower
46cm
40cm
Upper
Lower
61cm
56cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
10cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
7cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
6cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
4 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
4 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
21cm
2cm
28cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
5cm
33cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
14cm
6cm
36cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
11cm
5cm
30cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
13cm
6cm
36cm
Weather
Sun
moderate snow
Mon
snow showers
Tue
clear
Mid station 3429m
Sun
moderate snow
Mon
snow showers
Tue
clear
Mid station 3140m
Sun
light snow
Mon
snow showers
Tue
clear
Mid station 3004m
Sun
light snow
Mon
snow showers
Tue
clear
Mid station 2708m
Sun
light snow
Mon
snow showers
Tue
clear
Mid station 2919m

Notes on the Crested Butte Snow Report

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

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

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